Among the 36 FFM states, 67 issuers are expected to offer plans through the Marketplaces in those states for the first time in 2015. Indiana will have six new entrants in 2015, Ohio will have five new entrants, and Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania will each have four new entrants. Among the eight SBM states with issuer data available, 10 issuers will be offering plans through the Marketplaces in those states for the first time in 2015. Colorado, Maryland, New York, and Washington will each have two new issuers entering their Marketplaces in 2015.
Among FFM states, Michigan, Ohio, and Texas are expected to have the greatest number of issuers in 2015 (16 issuers), followed by Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (15), and Florida (14). By comparison, in 2014, the greatest number of issuers in a state was 14 (Pennsylvania). While eight of the 36 FFM states had fewer than three issuers in 2014, only three FFM states are expected to have fewer than three issuers in 2015.
Among the eight SBM states for which we have data, New York has the greatest number of issuers in 2015 (17 issuers), followed by Colorado (12), and California and Washington (10). By comparison, in 2014, the state with the greatest number of issuers among these SBMs was New York (16).
Based on the preliminary issuer information for the 44 states included in this analysis, a total of 14 issuers that offered Marketplace plans in 2014 had not filed for Marketplace participation in 2015. We count these as “exiting” issuers. Based on the states for which information was available, ten issuers in the FFM and four issuers in the SBMs are not expected to participate in 2015. In at least six cases, however, the exiting issuer’s parent company continues to participate in the state’s Marketplace in 2015 through at least one other issuer.