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Analysis

Nearly 8.3M Selected Plans Through HealthCare.Gov

By Jack O'Brien  
   January 08, 2020

Just over 2 million new customers selected plans through HealthCare.gov, according to the final weekly enrollment snapshot released by CMS. 

Nearly 8.3 million people selected or re-enrolled with plans offered through HealthCare.gov during the 2020 open enrollment period, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Wednesday afternoon.

Just over 2 million new customers selected plans through HealthCare.gov, according to the final weekly enrollment snapshot released by CMS. About 6.2 million customers renewed coverage.

There were more than 15.6 million HealthCare.gov users, CMS said, along with 1.2 million window shopping HealthCare.gov users.

Prior to the start of the open enrollment period, CMS announced that the average premium for a "benchmark" silver plan would drop by 4%. 

The Federal Health Insurance Exchange also benefited from an additional 20 insurers participating in 2020, bringing the total to 175 health plans. 

The federal government extended the 2020 open enrollment deadline by 36 hours due to glitches affecting HealthCare.gov. 

CMS stated that it will release its final enrollment report for the 2020 open enrollment period in March along with final plan selection data for state exchanges not on HealthCare.gov.

 

Jack O'Brien is the finance editor at HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.


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