Louisiana: *Final* avg. unsubsidized 2024 #ACA rate changes: +1.7% (unweighted; updated)
Originally posted 8/09/23; updated 11/07/23
Louisiana's rate filing database is frustrating, because it's both highly-detailed and confusing at the same time.
They break out the filings not between Individual and small group markets or on- vs. off-exchange policies, but between rate increases over and under 10%. Normally that would be fine, but they also have multiple listings within each market for several carriers; HMO Louisiana, in fact, has 11 entries, each for a different product line, making it tedious and difficult to piece together the weighted average rate change and current enrollment for the carrier as a whole.
Not that any of that matters this year, as they don't appear to have posted any of the ACA-compliant individual market filings there anyway. I had to rely entirely on the federal Rate Review site, and the filings there still don't include enrollment data for most carriers, so the averages below are all unweighted only:
- Individual Market: Around 1.7% higher
- Small Group Market: 9.4% higher
It's worth noting, however that Humana is, once again, dropping out of the states' small group market, while Vantage Health Plan appears to be pulling out of both the individual and small group markets in Louisiana.
UPDATE 11/07/23: In the end, every requested rate change was approved as is in both markets.