Fact sheet

Weekly Enrollment Snapshot: Week 3

Weekly Enrollment Snapshot: Week 3

Week 3, Nov 11-17, 2018      

In week three of the 2019 Open Enrollment, 748,244 people selected plans using the HealthCare.gov platform. As in past years, enrollment weeks are measured Sunday through Saturday.  Consequently, the cumulative totals reported in this snapshot reflect one fewer day than last year.

Every week during Open Enrollment, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will release enrollment snapshots for the HealthCare.gov platform, which is used by the Federally-facilitated Exchanges and some State-based Exchanges. These snapshots provide point-in-time estimates of weekly plan selections, call center activity, and visits to HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov.

The final number of plan selections associated with enrollment activity during a reporting period may change due to plan modifications or cancellations. In addition, the weekly snapshot only reports new plan selections and active plan renewals and does not report the number of consumers who have paid premiums to effectuate their enrollment.

Definitions and details on the data are included in the glossary.

HealthCare.gov Platform Snapshot

HealthCare.gov Platform Snapshot

Week 3: Nov 11 – 17

Cumulative:  Nov 1-17

Plan Selections

748,244

 

1,924,476

New Consumers

181,994

456,907

Consumers Renewing Coverage

566,250

1,467,569

Consumers on Applications Submitted

1,144,440

 

 

3,338,482

 

Call Center Volume

619,467

1,569,430

Calls with Spanish Speaking Representative

42,432

108,606

HealthCare.gov Users

2,417,325

5,924,461

CuidadoDeSalud.gov Users

94,508

217,120

Window Shopping HealthCare.gov Users

217,704

649,197

Window Shopping CuidadoDeSalud.gov Users

7,691

19,045

 

HealthCare.gov State-by-State Snapshot 

The state-by-state Snapshot provides cumulative individual plan selections for the 39 states using the HealthCare.gov platform. Cumulative individual plan selections for the states using the HealthCare.gov platform include: 

 

 State

Cumulative Plan Selections Nov 1 – 17

Alaska

4,596

Alabama

41,522

Arkansas

13,669

Arizona

32,631

Delaware

4,714

Florida

489,843

Georgia

111,459

Hawaii

4,742

Iowa

11,398

Illinois

57,819

Indiana

27,810

Kansas

21,571

Kentucky

18,295

Louisiana

18,425

Maine

13,669

Michigan

56,641

Missouri

47,121

Mississippi

21,996

Montana

8,677

North Carolina

114,114

North Dakota

4,578

Nebraska

23,381

New Hampshire

9,027

New Jersey

52,503

New Mexico

10,150

Nevada

19,009

Ohio

37,515

Oklahoma

31,111

Oregon

33,394

Pennsylvania

72,673

South Carolina

49,810

South Dakota

6,328

Tennessee

47,586

Texas

243,006

Utah

44,923

Virginia

58,047

Wisconsin

49,733

West Virginia

4,683

Wyoming

6,307

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 will not include those consumers who are 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 2018 Exchange coverage through December 31, 2018 and had a 2019 plan selection.

Renewing Consumers: A consumer is considered to be a renewing consumer if they have 2018 Exchange coverage through December 31, 2018 and either actively select the same plan or a new plan for 2019.

Exchange: Generally, this report refers to 39 states that use the HealthCare.gov platform. The states 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 Jersey, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

HealthCare.gov States: The 39 states that use the HealthCare.gov platform for the 2019 benefit year, including the Federally-facilitated Exchanges and some State-based Exchanges.

Consumers on Applications Submitted: This includes a consumer who is on a completed and submitted application 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 39 states that use the HealthCare.gov platform 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 39 states that use the HealthCare.gov platform 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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