HIX Silver Plan Comparison

Compares design, affordability, and cost-sharing features for Silver Plans under the Affordable Care Act.

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About This Collection

The HIX Silver Plan Comparison collection compares the design, affordability, and cost-sharing features of Silver Plans under the Affordable Care Act across all 50 states.

This collection is produced by Breakaway Policy Strategies through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Breakaway Policy Strategies provides research, analysis, practical advice and strategic solutions to guide stakeholders in navigating the transformative changes taking place in the American health care system. The briefs compare variation in plan deductibles, copayment and coinsurance amounts, and unique plan design features. The datasets were collected from primary sources such as statutes and other regulatory decisions, official gubernatorial press releases, and other reliable news sources. Note: If you are using the datasets for research purposes, please include proper citation for the data, which are provided on each dataset's page. Datasets may be combined as implementation moves forward; the date the datasets were last updated, which is specified on each dataset's page

Latest Briefs

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Cost-Sharing Reduction in ACA Health Insurance Exchanges

May 8, 2015

In new report, cost-sharing information for silver plans in 10 states is compared and contrasted including out-of-pocket maximums, deductibles and other cost-sharing features.

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Observations On Drug Formulary Structures In 2014 And 2015

May 8, 2015

Researchers find that the application of higher cost tiers for generic products is definitely “in-play” in the exchanges and that consumers may not realize that some generic drugs are placed on the same cost tier as brand-name prescription drugs.

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Physician Visit Cost Sharing and Benefit Design

May 8, 2015

Researchers examine plan cost sharing for primary care physician and specialist visits, uncovering disparities in plan deductibles, copayments and coinsurance amounts.

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Latest Datasets

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2015 ACA Silver Plan Dataset

May 1, 2015

The HIX Compare dataset include data on premiums, network composition, deductibles, out-of-pocket limits, and copayment and coinsurance amounts.

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2014 ACA Silver Plan Dataset

May 1, 2014

These 2014 data were collected from state and federal government-sponsored exchange websites, and provide perspective on consumer choice and affordability under the ACA.