2018 Rate Hikes: Nebraska: 16.9% with CSR payments, 26.9% without
With Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska declining to participate in the Nebraska exchange, that leaves just Medica as the sole individual market carrier. They're asking for a 16.9% average rate hike,
Interestingly, while Medica's rate filing letter clearly states that the 16.9% request assumes CSR payments will be made and the mandate will be enforced, they also list "unprecedented uncertainty/risk inherent in the marketplace" as one of the key drivers of the increase.
The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates the CSR issue as adding around 15% to NE Silver plans, which translates into roughly a 10% additional increase if spread across all polices, or 26.9% overall.