Maryland: Marketplace Enrolled More than 136,000
Governor Martin O’Malley (D) announced that 136,685 individuals have enrolled in January 1 coverage through Maryland Health Connection since the beginning of open enrollment. Of the 79,987 individuals who signed up for qualified health plans (QHPs), approximately 77% were found eligible for premium tax credits. The remaining 56,698 individuals enrolled in Medicaid. QHP enrollment figures for January 1 coverage nearly match last year’s total QHP enrollment, which Maryland leadership credits to improved enrollment systems.
Massachusetts: Marketplace Announces Over 50,000 Covered
The Massachusetts Health Connector announced that more than 50,000 people selected and paid for a qualified health plan (QHP) by the December 28 deadline for coverage beginning January 1. The State noted that there may be up to a two week delay in receipt of membership materials and is conducting outreach with health plans, providers, pharmacies, and other stakeholders to make enrollees aware of their coverage. In addition, just over 139,000 have been enrolled in MassHealth during the first six weeks of open enrollment.
Minnesota: Enrollment through Marketplace Exceeds 68,000
As of December 31, 68,851 individuals have enrolled in coverage through MNsure. Of the 31,159 Minnesotans who enrolled in commercial coverage, 10,530 were renewed enrollees, and 7,172 were 2014 PreferredOne enrollees who enrolled in a new MNsure plan following PreferredOne's exit from the Marketplace. Additionally, 11,152 consumers enrolled in MinnesotaCare (a publicly subsidized healthcare program) and 26,540 have enrolled in Medicaid.
New York: New Enrollment in State's Marketplace Tops 225,000
New York State of Health announced new enrollment of 225,244 residents in health plans with coverage beginning January 1, but has not yet released figures for individuals renewing plans selected during last year's open enrollment.
Vermont: Marketplace Announces Nearly 7,000 New Consumers
Vermont Health Connect (VHC) announced 6,881 new consumers have selected health plans with a January 1 coverage start date, falling within the State's projection of 3,000 to 8,000 new applicants, reports the VT Digger. Returning consumers selecting a health plan totaled 23,356, representing approximately 73% of enrollees who purchased insurance during the 2014 open enrollment period.