Managers of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care expect fees related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to amount to about 5 percent of the premiums a new plan will generate.

The company described how PPACA fees might affect costs in a rate filing for a family of new indemnity preferred provider organization plans an affiliate, HPHC Insurance Co. Inc., wants to sell in Connecticut.

The nonprofit, Massachusetts-based carrier hopes to start selling bronze, silver, gold and platinum PPO coverage in Connecticut's non-exchange small-group market in the third quarter.

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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.