Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Over 1 Million Consumers Already Signed Up For 2017 Coverage
Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the first bi-weekly Marketplace enrollment snapshot showing net plan selections over the first 12 days of Open Enrollment. Over one million plans were selected – representing an increase of 69,000 over last year.
“We are all in for this Open Enrollment and excited that over 1 million people have already signed up for 2017 coverage through HealthCare.gov,” said Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. “The American people are demonstrating how much they continue to want and need the coverage the Marketplace offers, and we are encouraging all Americans who need health insurance for 2017 to visit HealthCare.gov or their state Marketplace and check out their options. Most consumers can find a plan for $75 or less per month, and consumers should enroll by December 15th for coverage that starts January 1st.”
Every two weeks during Open Enrollment, CMS will release enrollment snapshots for the HealthCare.gov platform, which is used by the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces and State Partnership Marketplaces, as well as some State-based Marketplaces. These snapshots provide point-in-time estimates of biweekly plan selections, call center activity, and visits to HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov.