White House releases enrollment numbers

By BenefitsPro


By Allison Bell

Nearly 27,000 people managed to sign up for private health insurance through HealthCare.gov one month into enrollment.

HealthCare.gov processed 210,190 applications overall, including 183,396 who’ll be eligible for Medicaid or other government programs, in addition to the 26,794 who enrolled in private “qualified health plan” coverage.

Overall, Americans filed a total of 846,184 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchange coverage applications. The applications include requests for coverage for a total of 1.5 million people.

HHS notes that the figures include expected enrollees who haven’t yet made their first premium payment.

At the state-based exchanges, applicants have picked QHP plans for 79,391 individual people. The state-based exchanges have found 212,865 people to be eligible for Medicaid or other government plan coverage.

At the federal exchanges, about 13 percent of the enrollees seem to be likely to enroll in QHP coverage.

The overall exchange application totals include applications for 975,407 people who have been found to be eligible for coverage by have not yet selected exchange coverage.

Originally published on BenefitsPro.com