Jennifer Wessel, JD, MPH
Senior Policy Analyst
This update to our Data Watch series shows that since 2017, Arkansas has had the lowest marketplace benchmark premium among the surrounding states. Arkansas had the 14th-lowest premium in the United States in 2023. Average benchmark premiums were calculated using the second-lowest-cost silver plan for a 40-year-old.
These results are similar to those reported by the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in April 2022. See our blog post on that research report.