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Data Watch: Arkansas Individual Marketplace Health Insurance Premiums

May 18, 2022

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Jennifer Wessel, JD, MPH
Senior Policy Analyst
501-526-2244
JBWessel@achi.net

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 ninth-lowest premium in the United States in 2022. 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. See our blog post on that research report.