What is actuarial value?

The percentage of total average healthcare costs covered by a health insurance plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurance plans sold through the state-based and federally facilitated exchanges as well as in the private market fit into four coverage levels based on their actuarial value. These are known as the metal levels because they are classified as bronze, silver, gold and platinum.

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