ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Nov 15 – Dec 19 2014

6.4 million people enrolled in ObamaCare’s Health Insurance Marketplace between Nov 15-Dec 19 2014 including 4.5 million renewals and 1.9 million new signups.

Let’s take a look at a few facts about enrollments to help you better understand these sign-ups and the December HHS enrollment numbers report!

  • These enrollments don’t count the 14 state’s using their own marketplace (estimated at about 850,000) or enrollments in various other types of coverage, including private coverage outside the marketplace.
  • The 6.4 million number is people who enrolled, not just signed up for a marketplace account on HealthCare.Gov.
  • About 30%, or 1.9 million, were new customers.
  • About 70% or 4.5 million were either auto-renewed or went to the marketplace before Dec 15 to renew their plan themselves. (hint, hint, we’ve been telling everyone to renew their plan. This is true every year! Make sure to verify cost assistance, even if you missed the Dec 15 deadline.)
  • All marketplace plans end on Dec 31 and Start Jan 1.
  • Auto-renews started Dec 16. If you didn’t want your plan to renew or still want to shop for plans you have until the end of open enrollment to change it.
  • Most of this will be true each year. So if you missed it this year, add it to the calendar for next year, and make sure you are checking ObamaCareFacts.com for the latest need to know facts.
  • To understand the total enrolled under the ACA up to this point please see our ObamaCare enrollment numbers page. Total enrollments under the ACA aren’t just about marketplace enrollments.

From November 15 to December 19, nearly 6.4 million consumers selected a plan in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) or were automatically re-enrolled, with approximately 30 percent of this total comprised of people newly signing up for Marketplace coverage. High consumer demand as we neared the December 15 deadline and the automatic enrollment process that began on December 16 contributed to the overall total.

Federal Marketplace Snapshot

Week 5
Dec 13 – Dec 19

Nov 15 – Dec 19

Plan Selections



New consumers

17 percent

30 percent

Consumers renewing coverage

83 percent

70 percent

Applications Submitted



Call Center Volume



Average Call Center Wait Time

23 minutes 45 seconds

9 minutes 40 seconds

Calls with Spanish Speaking Representative



Average Wait for Spanish Speaking Rep

1 minute 33 seconds

32 seconds

HealthCare.gov Users



CuidadoDeSalud.gov Users



Window Shopping HealthCare.gov Users



Window Shopping CuidadoDeSalud.gov Users



Learn more about the signups at HHS or visit our ObamaCare enrollment numbers section.

Author: Thomas DeMichele

Thomas DeMichele is the head writer and founder of ObamaCareFacts.com, FactsOnMedicare.com, and other websites. He has been in the health insurance and healthcare information field since 2012. ObamaCareFacts.com is a...

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I think most people weren’t affected by Obamacare so they can be against it for a variety of reasons (big government, Obama overreach, etc.). However, I feel that it would be different if Obamacare success stories were out there e.g. some cute kids who didn’t lose their mother with plenty of pulling on the heart strings. Steven Spielberg is a good storyteller. Maybe he should do it. I think less people will be against Obamacare in the abstract if they can *clearly* see the good it is doing.

In general, I think the Democrats aren’t as aggressive (or successful) at messaging as the R’s. When R’s come out against environmental regulations, they should immediately be painted as pro-pollution and more interested in pleasing their fossil extraction backers now than making sure the environment is livable in 100 years for our progeny. And if you have a message you can’t be subtle. You have to pound it into people’s heads.

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