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NCQA Releases 2017-2018 Health Plan Ratings | By Clive Riddle, September 22, 2017

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has just released its 2017-2018 Health Insurance Plan Ratings. NCQA reports that they evaluated 1,429 health plans and rated.....Click to continue

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"Employer premiums rose just 3 percent this year – far less than the 20 percent average in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces. While the marketplaces seem to get all the attention, the much larger employer market where more than 150 million people get their coverage is very stable."

-Drew Altman
President and CEO, Kaiser Family Foundation

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