The new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act healthinsurance fee could add about 1.7% to the cost of commercialcoverage from a profit plan in 2014.

For coverage from a nonprofit plan, the fee could increase thecost an average of about 1.5%.

Mathieu Doucet and Julia Yahnke, actuaries at Milliman, haveincluded those projections in analysis of the effects of the fee on the insurance industry.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.