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The cost of health insurance plans offered under the Affordable Care Act will jump 20 percent or more next year under rates to be announced Friday by Maryland regulators. Read the full story

Carriers in the individual market Avg. rate change requested Avg. rate change approved Difference
CareFirst BlueChoice Inc. 27.8% 23.7% -4.1%
CareFirst of Maryland Inc. 36.6% 31.4% -5.2%
Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co. 29.8% 29.8% 0.0%
Evergreen Health Cooperative 8.8% 20.3% 11.5%
Group Hospitalization and Medical Services Inc. (a CareFirst company) 36.6% 31.4% -5.2%
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States 25.0% 26.6% 1.6%
Total 27.9% 25.2% -2.7%

Source: Maryland Insurance Administration

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