Massachusetts: Marketplace Releases Detailed Report of Open Enrollment Period

The Massachusetts Health Connector added 36,000 new enrollees to the Marketplace during the 2016 open enrollment period, more than 30% of whom previously had coverage from another source, and over 40% of whom had no gap in coverage prior to enrolling on the Health Connector. Nearly 30% of new enrollees purchasing unsubsidized coverage were between 25 and 34 years old—the largest share by age group. The Health Connector also retained 94% of its enrollees between 2015 and 2016, the vast majority of whom stayed in the same metallic tier and with the same carrier. As of February 8, 201,000 individuals were enrolled in Massachusetts' qualified health plans for 2016.