While it is difficult to directly compare plans on the exchange, with their required benefits, to plans the insurers sell now, the rates conform to the department's experience of what customers now pay without the additional benefits.The federal Department of Health and Human Services surveyed exchange rates recently, including in the District, and while the department said more research is needed, "the results strongly suggest that greater competition and transparency are leading to substantial benefits for both consumers and employers in these markets."
A Third Insurer, Kaiser, Drops Rates On DC Health Link Exchange As Competition And Transparency Cut Costs
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