Open Enrollment Week 9: January 10, 2015 – January 16, 2015
The new HHS report is in, 7.1 million covered by January 16th and we finally get to see a state-by-state breakdown too. Remember this doesn’t include state marketplaces who aren’t using HeatlhCare.Gov.
Below is the post on the HHS.Gov blog for open enrollment week 9.
Since Open Enrollment began on November 15, more than 7.1 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through the HealthCare.gov platform, which includes the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM), State Partnership Marketplaces and supported State-Based Marketplaces.
“With just four weeks before the February 15 deadline and the end of Open Enrollment, more than 7.1 million consumers are counting on the Marketplace for affordable health coverage,” HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell said. “Last week, just before the deadline for February 1 coverage, approximately 400,000 people across the country selected a plan that worked for their family. Time is running out. If you don’t have health coverage, visit HealthCare.gov or contact the Marketplace call center to learn about your options and the financial help that is available.”
HHS produces more detailed reports that look at plan selection across the Federally Facilitated Marketplace and State-Based Marketplaces on a monthly basis. The first Open Enrollment monthly report was released on December 30. Weekly snapshots do not include the consumers who visited, called, shopped or selected a plan through a State-Based Marketplace.
The Open Enrollment snapshots for the Federally Facilitated Marketplace provide point-in-time estimates for weekly data. These are preliminary numbers and could fluctuate based on consumers changing or canceling plans or having a change in status such as new job or marriage. The snapshots also include totals from the beginning of the 2015 Open Enrollment period, which started November 15, 2014. Note that data revisions may mean that the weekly totals do not sum to the cumulative numbers.
Definitions and details on the data are included in the glossary.
Federal Marketplace Snapshot
|Federal Marketplace Snapshot||Week 9||Cumulative|
|Jan 10 – Jan 16||Nov 15 – Jan 16|
|Call Center Volume||1,327,679||9,455,476|
|Average Call Center Wait Time||11 minutes and 11 seconds||7 minutes 34 seconds|
|Calls with Spanish Speaking Representative||128,189||798,442|
|Average Wait for Spanish Speaking Rep||19 seconds||23 seconds|
|Window Shopping HealthCare.gov Users||786,419||6,849,881|
|Window Shopping CuidadoDeSalud.gov Users||27,914||155,630|
HealthCare.gov State-by-State Snapshot
Consumers across the country continue to reach out to in-person assisters or call center representatives at 1-800-318-2596 and visit HealthCare.gov or CuidadodeSalud.gov to learn about their plan options, to find out what financial help is available, and to select the plan that best meets their financial and health needs. Individual plan selections for the states using the HealthCare.gov platform include:
|HealthCare.gov States||Cumulative Plan Selections|
|Nov 15 – Jan 16|
Consumers can shop and sign up for affordable health coverage that fits their health and financial needs any time between now and February 15, 2015.