The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says Ohioans seeking health insurance coverage for next year will see a slight drop in the cost of a benchmark plan on HealthCare.gov.
The department recently released a snapshot of health insurance marketplace rates for plans offered in Ohio. It shows a nearly 1 percent decrease for the second lowest-cost silver plans offered in 2016. A new sign-up season is underway. Consumers may browse on the HealthCare.gov website established under the Affordable Care Act. The department says most people will be able to buy a plan for less than 100 dollars a month, after tax credits. Rates increased by double digits in some states using the federal marketplace, but other states are seeing lower prices.