The Commonwealth Fund and policy research organization NORC at the University of Chicago are collaborating on a nationwide database and interactive map highlighting costs and year-to-year price changes in health insurance plans offered under the Affordable Care Act.

The database includes data on premiums, deductibles, out-of-pocket limits, and other elements of benefit designs at all levels, and NORC and Commonwealth Fund staff will be reporting on the data as individual states make it available.

For example, the researchers found that, from 2014 to 2015, average premiums decreased substantially in Colorado, declined slightly in Connecticut, rose substantially in Minnesota, and increased more modestly in Vermont. In Colorado and Connecticut, more carriers joined the marketplaces and more plans became available, whereas the carrier with the largest enrollment left the Minnesota marketplace.

The data on the four states followed a previous report on ACA plan rates in Maryland and Washington: average premiums decreased in Washington and increased slightly in Maryland. In both states more carriers joined the marketplaces and more plans became available.

A link to the interactive national map is available here.

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