The vast majority of states have four or more issuers offering health insurance plans to individuals in the new federally-facilitated health insurance marketplaces, according to an analysis from Avalere Health, an advisory services company, that was based on data from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

"The federally-facilitated marketplace landscape reveals meaningful competition among issuers and a variety of plan options for consumers to choose among," said Dan Mendelson, CEO of Avalere Health. "Consumers in many states will find options from Blues plans and national carriers competing alongside local, regional, and provider-sponsored insurers."

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