- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 16, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Department of Health and Human Services says roughly 102,000 of the more than 214,000 Louisiana residents who bought health coverage for 2016 through the federal marketplace are new customers.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/22lFU2r) Louisiana customers were also shopping for new Affordable Care Act plans. Those who switched insurers and plans saved an average of about $18 per month, or roughly $211 a year, for the same level of coverage.

Health and human service some 214,148 Louisiana residents enrolled in health plans through the online federal marketplace. In Louisiana, the average tax credit was $362 per month, or 81 percent of the gross premium, and the average premium after tax credits was $86 per month.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com



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