Choices, costs rise in Missouri for insurance site

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ST. LOUIS (AP)  – Some Missouri residents could have more choices but also see higher costs when enrollment begins for health insurance plans offered through a federally run website.

Open enrollment starts Saturday for people wanting to purchase insurance for 2015 through, which offers subsidized coverage under the federal health care law.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that some people will have more choices. For example, there will be four insurers selling a total of 42 different plans in the St. Louis area, up from two insurers offering a combined 25 plans this past year.

But some of the monthly premiums also will be higher. For example, the lowest-cost premiums will rise nearly 12 percent for a 27-year-old nonsmoker in St. Louis County.