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Average Health Insurance Costs Now Trackable

 
Average Health Insurance Costs Now Trackable
Posted Wednesday, February 26th 2014 @ 4pm  by KFBK News - Joe Michaels

eHealth Incorporated is now giving you the ability to track the average monthly cost of health insurance.

The eHealth Price Index allows daily monitoring of individual and family plans based on applications submitted through eHealth.

Spokesman Brian Mast says as of this week, the group's average individual rate without a subsidy is $274 a month - up 39% from a year ago. The average rate is $663 a month for family plans - a steeper annual increse of 56%. 

But keep in mind, those percentages can be skewed depending on the indvidual. As for rates in Sacramento, Mast says a 29-year-old can get the catastrophic plan for on average of $217 per month.

eHealth operates the on-line insurance exchange eHealthInsurance.com.

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