South Carolina: *Approved* avg. 2021 #ACA premiums: -1.5% individual market; +4.7% sm. group

The South Carolina Insurance Dept. released their final/approved 2021 Individual and Small Group Market premium rate changes.

I actually never got around to analyzing the preliminary rate filings for SC, so I don't actually know whether any of these are changes from the original filings, but whatever. In the end, the Palmetto State's individual market premiums will be dropping by about 1.5%, while their small group rates will be increasing by 4.7% on average.

It's also worth noting that UnitedHealthcare of SC is joining the South Carolina small group market for the first time next year (not to be confused with "UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co." and "UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co. of the River Valley...no confusion there I'm sure...)