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Health Insurance Marketplace Opening Week Enrollment

By Clive Riddle, October 11, 2013

The opening bell sounded, and public exchanges were open for business on October 1st amidst much noise about startup glitches. Health Insurance Marketplace News, in its current issue, provided the following infographic providing opening week enrollment and volume statistics for selected exchanges:

The newsletter also provided these links to releases from these exchanges with further details about their opening week activity, and the length of time the infographic data represented for each exchange:

Press Release, Covered California

Data through October 5, 2013

Press Release, Connect for Health Colorado

Data for October 1st and 2nd 2013

Press Release, Access Health CT-stats 10/8

Data through October 8, 2013

Press Release, Hawai'i Health Connector 10/2

Data through October 2, 2013

Press Release, New York Health Benefit Exchange 10/8

Data Through October 8, 2013

Press Release, Washington Healthplanfinder 10/7

Data through October 7, 2013

Taking a deeper  look at Covered California for example, we compiled the following additional statistics from their release:

  • Average wait time: 15:08 *
  • Average handling time: 16:48
  • % Applications only partially completed: 62.6%
  • Number of Californians determined eligible for coverage: 28,699
  • Small Business Health Options Program businesses registered as of 10/8/2013: 430
  • *Average wait time was reduced to less than four minutes by Friday, 10/4/2013

It will be quite interesting to see what data becomes available for the full month of October, after month end.

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