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2016 Marketplace Open Enrollment Period Public Use Files

The 2016 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for the Health Insurance Marketplaces ran between November 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016 and included additional Special Enrollment Period activity reported through February 1, 2016. CMS has prepared a number of public use files summarizing plan selection activity from November 1, 2015 through February 1, 2016.

  • 2016 OEP County-Level Public Use File: The county and demographics PUF includes total health plan selections, as well as data for consumers with a plan selection segmented by age, race/ethnicity, Federal Poverty Level (FPL), consumer type, metal level, Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR), and Advanced Premium Tax Credit (APTC). This PUF only includes data for the 38 states that used the HealthCare.gov platform in 2016.
  • 2016 OEP Snapshot Public Use File: The snapshot PUF presents data that CMS released on a weekly basis during the 2016 Open Enrollment Period. It includes total health plan selections, including a breakdown of new and returning consumers, consumers on submitted applications, call center volume, and website usage. State and local level health plan selection counts are also included. This PUF only includes data for the 38 states that used the HealthCare.gov platform in 2016.

The data are available in downloadable Excel files below. For information on the methodology and metric definitions used in the PUFs please refer to the relevant tabs in the Excel files or the associated methodology paper.

The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) has also published data on the 2016 Open Enrollment Period. Selected links to ASPE’s publications are included in the Relevant Links section below.

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