By Joanne Finnegan @ Fierce Healthcare 

Uncertainty over the Trump administration’s plans for cost-sharing reduction payments has payers on edge as they file their individual market rates for 2018. And in one state, regulators have asked insurers to file back-up plans.

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation asked the nine payers that participate in the state exchanges to file rates in case the CSR payments don’t come through, the agency told FierceHealthcare. The average rate increase was already 17.8% for 2018, according to reported (PDF) from FOIR. With CSR payments out of the picture, rates are more than likely to jump. 

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