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2017 Marketplace Open Enrollment Period Public Use Files

The 2017 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for the Health Insurance Marketplaces ran between November 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017. CMS has prepared a number of public use files (PUFs) summarizing plan selection activity during this period. Unless otherwise noted, these files reflect activity through the end of the 2017 OEP.

  • 2017 OEP State-Level Public Use File: The state-level PUF includes total health plan selections in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. The PUF also provides data on consumers with a plan selection such as average monthly premium, financial assistance, age, gender, metal level, self-reported race and ethnicity, rural location, household income as a percent of the federal poverty level (FPL), and plan switching behavior. In addition, the state-level PUF includes data on dental plan selections and Basic Health Plan (BHP) enrollments. Certain data elements are only available for the 39 states that used the HealthCare.gov platform in 2017.
  • 2017 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, FPL, consumer type, metal level, Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR), Advanced Premium Tax Credit (APTC), and monthly average APTC amounts among consumers receiving APTC. This PUF only includes data for the 39 states that used the HealthCare.gov platform in 2017.
  • 2017 OEP ZIP Code-Level Public Use File: This ZIP code and APTC PUF includes total health plan selections, the count of consumers with APTC, and average APTC among consumers with APTC between November 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017. This PUF only includes data for the 39 states that used the HealthCare.gov platform in 2017.
  • 2017 Mid-OE (January) ZIP Code-Level Public Use File: This PUF presents ZIP and APTC-level data for total health plan selections between November 1, 2016 and December 24, 2016 (the deadline for January 2017 coverage) as well as the count of consumers with APTC and average APTC among consumers with APTC. This PUF only includes data for the 39 states that used the HealthCare.gov platform in 2017.
  • 2017 OEP Snapshot Public Use File: The snapshot PUF presents data that CMS released on a bi-weekly basis during the 2017 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 39 states that used the HealthCare.gov platform in 2017.

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.

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