In Vermont, BCBS proposes 2016 rate increases of 4.7% to 14.3% for various plans, with an average increase of 8.4%. Their rate filing indicates that 2.9% are driven by mandated ACA changes and the increase proposed would have been 5.3% absent ACA, with 5.3% principally due to higher provider and prescription drug costs.
The other individual health insurer operating in the state, MVP, proposed a 3% increase for 2016.
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