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Fact sheet

2021 Federal Health Insurance Exchange Weekly Enrollment Snapshot: Final Snapshot

Final Snapshot, November 1 - December 21, 2020

Approximately 8.3 million people selected or were automatically re-enrolled in plans using the HealthCare.gov platform during the 2021 Open Enrollment period.

These snapshots provide point-in-time estimates of weekly plan selections, call center activity and visits to HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov. The final snapshot reports new plan selections, active plan renewals and automatic renewals. It does not report the number of consumers who paid premiums to effectuate their enrollment.

As a reminder, New Jersey and Pennsylvania transitioned to their own State-based Exchange platforms for 2021, thus they are not on the HealthCare.gov platform for 2021 coverage. Those two states accounted for 578,251 plan selections or 7% of all plan selections during the 2020 Open Enrollment Period. Plan selections for 2021 coverage in these two states will not appear in our figures until we announce the State-based Exchange plan selections.

As CMS does each year, a detailed 2021 final enrollment report is scheduled to be released in March, including final plan selection data from State-based Exchanges that do not use the HealthCare.gov platform. Definitions and details on the data are included in the glossary.

HealthCare.gov Platform Snapshot

HealthCare.gov Platform Snapshot

Cumulative:  Nov. 1-Dec. 21

Plan Selections

 8,251,703

New Consumers

 1,884,174

Consumers Renewing Coverage

 6,367,529

Consumers on Applications Submitted

10,161,816

Call Center Volume

4,393,022

Calls with Spanish Speaking Representative

331,340

HealthCare.gov Users

18,329,696

CuidadoDeSalud.gov Users

592,912

Window Shopping HealthCare.gov Users

1,103,803

Window Shopping CuidadoDeSalud.gov Users

41,980

 HealthCare.gov State-by-State Snapshot 

The state-by-state Snapshot provides cumulative individual market plan selections for the 36 states with Exchanges using the HealthCare.gov platform for the 2021 benefit year. Cumulative individual plan selections for the states using the HealthCare.gov platform include: 

 State

Cumulative Plan Selections Nov. 1 – Dec. 21

Alaska

18,184

Alabama

169,119

Arkansas

66,094

Arizona

154,504

Delaware

25,320

Florida

2,120,350

Georgia

517,113

Hawaii

22,903

Iowa

59,228

Illinois

291,215

Indiana

136,593

Kansas

88,627

Kentucky

77,821

Louisiana

83,159

Maine

59,738

Michigan

267,070

Missouri

215,311

Mississippi

110,966

Montana

44,711

North Carolina

535,803

North Dakota

22,709

Nebraska

88,688

New Hampshire

46,670

New Mexico

42,984

Ohio

201,069

Oklahoma

171,551

Oregon

141,089

South Carolina

230,050

South Dakota

31,375

Tennessee

212,052

Texas

1,291,972

Utah

207,911

Virginia

261,943

Wisconsin

191,702

West Virginia

19,381

Wyoming

26,728

 Glossary

Plan Selections: The cumulative metric represents the total number of people who have submitted an application and selected a plan, net of any cancellations from a consumer or cancellations from an insurer that have occurred to date. The weekly metric represents the net change in the number of non-cancelled plan sections over the period covered by the report.

Plan selections include those consumers who were automatically re-enrolled into a plan.

To have their coverage effectuated, consumers generally need to pay their first month’s health plan premium. This release does not report the number of effectuated enrollments.

New Consumers: A consumer is considered to be a new consumer if they did not have 2020 Exchange coverage through December 31, 2020, and had a 2021 plan selection.

Renewing Consumers: A consumer is considered to be a renewing consumer if they have 2020 Exchange coverage through December 31, 2020, and either actively select the same plan or a new plan for 2021, or were automatically enrolled into a 2021 QHP.

Exchange: Generally, this report refers to 36 states with Exchanges that use the HealthCare.gov platform for the 2021 benefit year. The states with Exchanges using the HealthCare.gov platform for the individual market Exchange are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

HealthCare.gov States: The 36 states with Exchanges that use the HealthCare.gov platform for the 2021 benefit year, including the Federally-facilitated Exchange and some State-based Exchanges.

Consumers on Applications Submitted: This includes a consumer who is on a completed application submitted to the Exchange using the HealthCare.gov platform. If determined eligible for Exchange coverage, a consumer still needs to pick a health plan (i.e., plan selection) and pay their premium to get covered (i.e., effectuated enrollment). Because families can submit a single application, this figure tallies the total number of people on a submitted application (rather than the total number of submitted applications).

Call Center Volume: The total number of calls received by the call center for the 36 states with Exchanges that use the HealthCare.gov platform for the 2021 benefit year over the time period covered by the snapshot. Calls with Spanish speaking representatives are not included.

Calls with Spanish-Speaking Representative: The total number of calls received by the call center for the 36 states with Exchanges that use the HealthCare.gov platform for the 2021 benefit year over the time period covered by the snapshot where consumers chose to speak with a Spanish-speaking representative. These calls are not included within the Call Center Volume metric.

HealthCare.gov Users or CuidadoDeSalud.gov Users: These user metrics total how many unique users viewed or interacted with HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov, respectively, over the course of a specific date range. For cumulative totals, a separate report is run for the entire Open Enrollment period to minimize users being counted more than once during that longer range of time and to provide a more accurate estimate of unique users. Depending on an individual’s browser settings and browsing habits, a visitor may be counted as a unique user more than once.

Window Shopping HealthCare.gov Users or CuidadoDeSalud.gov Users: These user metrics total how many unique users interacted with the window-shopping tool at HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov, respectively, over the course of a specific date range. For cumulative totals, a separate report is run for the entire Open Enrollment period to minimize users being counted more than once during that longer range of time and to provide a more accurate estimate of unique users. Depending on an individual’s browser settings and browsing habits, a visitor may be counted as a unique user more than once. Users who window-shopped are also included in the total HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov user total.

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