The rate increases for UHA members employed by small businesses range from 6.5 to 15.3 percent.
"Of the 8.9 percent increase, 5.5 percent to 6 percent is attributed to medical inflation and the remainder is mainly for health insurance taxes related to the ACA that will come back in 2018," UHA President and CEO
The insurer said it collected about
UHA said the 2018 rates reflect increasing medical and prescription drug costs, which include changes in reimbursement rates to providers, utilization, services and new technologies.
There will also be some benefit changes next year, including higher maximum out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs, increased autism coverage and newly covered gender identity services, UHA said in its rate filing with the federal
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