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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Floridians who buy their health insurance from the federal marketplace will notice increases in their premiums will be relatively low this year compared to previous years.

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The enrollment period to buy the insurance through the federal exchange began Monday.

Florida insurers requested the lowest premium hikes under so-called Obamacare since the law’s inception, despite numerous obstacles from the Trump administration.

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The state’s largest insurer, Florida Blue, which is offering plans in all 67 counties, requested a meager increase of less than half a percent. The other nine insurers requested to raise their rates by an average of about 5 percent. That compares to an average increase of 45 percent last year.

Florida once again led enrollment in the federal exchange, with 1.7 million consumers selecting a plan last season. The vast majority received funds to help pay for their insurance.

The enrollment period runs through December 7th.

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