State-federal exchange fees add up to 6%

State-run hub is less costly; Arkansas coffers get excess

Posted: December 6, 2012 at 12:02 a.m.

Consumers purchasing health coverage on the state’s insurance exchange in January 2014 will likely pay a 6 percent tax or “premium fee,” according to Arkansas exchange officials, generating tens of millions of dollars more than needed to fund the exchange and fattening state coffers by up to $25 million.

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