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January 14, 2022 | POLICY & RESEARCH

2022 Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace (January 2022)

For plan year 2022, seven insurers are offering 123 health insurance plans on the Kansas marketplace. While the average monthly premium for a benchmark silver plan in Kansas decreased slightly, some families may see monthly premiums of more than $2,000 per month and deductibles of more than $16,000 per year. This brief provides information about plan options offered for the 2022 plan year, health insurance costs, financial assistance options and factors impacting enrollment.

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December 01, 2021 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Annual Insurance Update 2021 (December 2021)

Health insurance coverage in Kansas has improved since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010; however, gains in coverage have stalled in recent years. In several population groups, disparities in insurance coverage that narrowed following implementation of the ACA have reversed and show signs of widening. This Annual Insurance Update 2021 uses the latest available data (from 2019) to provide information about insurance coverage in Kansas and highlights areas where disparities in coverage may be growing. While we recognize the value of this annual publication as a resource, we also realize that COVID-19 has undoubtedly had an impact on insurance coverage since 2019. Therefore, watch our website for upcoming analyses as the U.S. Census Bureau releases the most recent data.

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June 21, 2021 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Marketplace Enrollment Increased Slightly for Kansas in Early 2021 (June 2021)

During the 2021 plan year open enrollment period that ended December 15, 2020, 88,627 Kansans selected or were automatically re-enrolled in a health insurance plan through the federally facilitated marketplace. That represents an increase of 2,790 (3.3 percent) Kansans compared to the previous year. Total enrollment in 2021 is expected to increase because of a special enrollment period (SEP) for the COVID-19 pandemic, which runs from February 15 through August 15, 2021, and additional financial assistance available through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This brief and infographic provide summary data on enrollment, enrollee characteristics, plan selection, financial assistance, premiums and stand-alone dental insurance in Kansas. The accompanying maps show 2021 marketplace enrollment in Kansas by county and ZIP code.

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October 30, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Infographic: Health Insurance in Kansas 2019 (October 2020)

Health insurance is considered essential to access high-quality health care and offers protection from excessive medical bills. Throughout the year, the Kansas Health Institute (KHI) provides detailed information about insurance coverage in Kansas to enrich ongoing discussion of health coverage options in Kansas and on the national level. This infographic provides a high-level overview of insurance coverage for 2,872,404 Kansans in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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August 03, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Annual Insurance Update 2020 (August 2020)

In the United States, health insurance coverage is often tied to employment. Before COVID-19 affected the Kansas economy, employment-based insurance was the most common source of coverage. Now, many Kansans have lost their jobs and possibly their health insurance coverage. Understanding the insurance landscape in Kansas prior to COVID-19 might help anticipate what changes in coverage are on the horizon. Learn more in our new report, Annual Insurance Update 2020: Health Insurance in Kansas.

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June 09, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

2020 County-Level Enrollment in the Kansas Health Insurance Marketplace (June 2020)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released final summary enrollment data on April 2, 2020, for the seventh open enrollment period of the federally facilitated health insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What percentage of the population in your county selected a plan? Approximately how many people in your ZIP Code enrolled? How many people in your county selected a dental plan? Learn more in our latest publication.

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March 05, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

A Kansas Twist: What Would Repeal of the ACA Look Like in Kansas? (January 2020, updated March 2020)

On December 18, 2019, three judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued a decision in the case of Texas v. United States (Texas) and held that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual mandate is unconstitutional. The courts are now further considering that question and also the much broader question of whether the entire ACA should be declared unconstitutional.

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