Insurers file to sell 2015 marketplace health plans in Florida, rates still not known

Floridians who buy their health insurance on the Affordable Care Act marketplace will have new companies to choose from next year, but how much they’ll pay is still unclear.

About a dozen health insurers filed documents by Friday’s federal deadline indicating they intend to sell marketplace plans in Florida next year. The list includes returning big players like Florida Blue, Aetna, Cigna and Humana, as well as United Healthcare, which did not participate in the marketplace this year. Each insurer can sell multiple types of plans, and rates can vary across the state.

But though information about rates in other states is already available, it could be at least a month before Floridians learn more about the costs. Nearly all the insurers failed to indicate whether they’re seeking a rate hike or decrease on the forms posted on the website of the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

After reviewing the filings, the state agency will publish the rate requests around the end of July, said spokeswoman Amy Bogner.

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