The new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act health insurance fee could add about 1.7 percent to the cost of commercial coverage from a profit plan in 2014.

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

Mathieu Doucet and Julia Yahnke, actuaries at Milliman, have included those projections in analysis of the effects of the fee on the U.S. health insurance industry.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. 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 at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.