Mississippi: *Final* avg. unsubsidized 2024 #ACA rate changes: +2.3% (unweighted; updated)

Originally posted 8/10/23; updated 11/07/23

Unfortunately, Mississippi is another state which provides zero useful rate filing data for my purposes (preliminary or final) prior to the Open Enrollment Period launching. The only data I have is from the federal Rate Review website, and even the filing forms there are heavily redacted, so all I can put together are unweighted averages for the 2024 calendar year.

It's worth noting that one of the three UnitedHealthcare divisions appears to be dropping out of Mississippi's small group market, as is Humana (which seems to be pulling out of a lot of small group markets nationally).

With that in mind, unsubsidized individual market enrollees are looking for unweighted average increases of around 2.3%, while small group carriers are hoping to increase rates by around 4.5% (again, unweighted).

UPDATE 11/07/23: In the end, there were virtually no changes made to the final/approved rate changes for either market.