MINNEAPOLIS (AP) —The state Commerce Department is preparing to release an early snapshot of 2015 premiums for policies sold on Minnesota's health insurance exchange, MNsure.

Spokeswoman Anne O'Connor says the department will most likely release the data Wednesday.

It should give Minnesota consumers an idea of how much their insurance will cost next year, how the state's rates will stack up against the rest of the country, and whether any new health plans will offer policies through MNsure.

Many individuals who bought policies from private insurers on the exchange likely will pay more next year given that the largest and cheapest carrier, PreferredOne, abruptly pulled out of MNsure this month. But competition among other carriers could help limit any increases.

Open enrollment begins Nov. 15.