Kansas: Preliminary avg. 2022 #ACA rate changes: +8.3% indy, +5.6% sm. group (unweighted)


(sigh) Once again, the Kansas Insurance Dept. is supremely unhelpful when it comes to providing information about individual & small group market health insurance premium rate changes. Not only are the ACA plans not listed in the state's SERFF database or on the department's website, even the actuarial memos available at the federal Rate Review website are heavily redacted. As a result, I only have the actual enrollment numbers for a handful of carriers, preventing me from being able to calculate a weighted average (or to estimate the state's total ACA enrollment size, for that matter).

The unweighted average rate increase on Kansas' individual market is +8.3%, and it's +5.6% for the small group market, anyway.

UPDATE 10/22/21: No approved rates yet, and no changes to any of the numbers, but it looks like there's actually two new carriers joining the Kansas individual market (Sunflower State and US Health & Life), as well as one joining the small group market (Cigna):