2016 Qualifying Health Plan Selections by Metal Level and County, as of February 1, 2016

data.cms.gov | Last Updated 30 Mar 2017

All figures are based on plan selections with coverage periods that include March 2016. A consumer's metal level corresponds to the policy that he or she selected. Metal levels include platinum, gold, silver, bronze, and catastrophic plans. Catastrophic plans have the lowest premiums, but the highest deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses, while platinum have the highest premiums and lowest deductibles and out-of-pocket costs. All states allow the sale of gold, silver, and bronze plans but may not allow the sale of platinum and/or catastrophic plans. Additionally, catastrophic plans are generally only available to consumers younger than 30.

Tags: qhp, marketplace, aca, affordable care act

This dataset has the following 9 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeSample Values
County FIPS Codecounty_fips_codetext
State Namestate_nametext
County Namecounty_nametext
Platinumplatinumnumber
Goldgoldnumber
Silversilvernumber
Bronzebronzenumber
Catastrophiccatastrophicnumber
Total Plan Selectionstotal_plan_selectionsnumber