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.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 4,237 New Cases, 33 Deaths Reported On Monday
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.READ MORE: COVID ‘Long Haulers’ Reporting Relief From Symptoms After Receiving Vaccine
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.MORE NEWS: 'That's Not Going To Happen Here': Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Controversial Protest Crackdown Bill Into Law
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