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Nearly 820K Selected ACA Plans During First Week of Open Enrollment Period

Analysis  |  By Jack O'Brien  
   November 13, 2020

CMS stated that there were more than 170,000 new consumers on the platform during the first week of the open enrollment period.

Nearly 820,000 people selected plans on during the first week of the 2020 open enrollment period, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Thursday afternoon.

According to the Platform Snapshot, there were more than 170,000 new consumers during the first week of the open enrollment period and nearly 650,000 consumers renewing coverage. saw more than 3.1 million users, there were more than 1.4 million consumers on applications submitted, and call center volume exceeded 500,000.

Related: CMS says Exchange Enrollment Snapshot Shows 'Market Stability'

Last month, CMS released data that indicated there were more than 4 million new enrollments between February and June for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

By segment, Medicaid enrollment increased 6.2%, totaling almost 4 million new recipients, while CHIP enrollment increased by just over 23,000, representing nearly 0.5% growth, which the agency largely attributed to the public health emergency (PHE) for COVID-19 issued in March.

Related: CMS Monthly Snapshot: Medicaid & CHIP Enrollments Grew 5.7% Since Pandemic Began

For reference, nearly 8.3 million people selected or re-enrolled with plans offered through during the 2020 open enrollment period.

Related: Nearly 8.3M Selected Plans Through HealthCare.Gov

Jack O'Brien is the Content Team Lead and Finance Editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.

Photo credit: CALDWELL, IDAHO/USA - DECEMBER 6: View of the website in Caldwell, Idaho on December 6, 2013. is part of the market place to buy health insurance. / Editorial credit: txking /

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