CMS Issues Special Trends Report on Health Insurance Exchange Enrollment Data During COVID-19
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released a trends report that provides data on the number of individuals who signed up for coverage on HealthCare.gov through a special enrollment period (SEP) during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As a result of the economic disruption that followed COVID-19 outbreaks, many consumers experienced life changes—particularly related to employment—that allowed them to enroll in health coverage through the Exchange. Enrollment data for April and May of this year show that thousands of Americans who lost job-based coverage due to COVID-19 are successfully taking advantage of existing SEPs to enroll in coverage.
As Americans consider their health insurance options during this crisis and as the country re-opens, CMS will continue to provide assistance to help inform those choices. CMS strongly encourages individuals to visit HealthCare.gov to explore their coverage options.
To view the Special Trends Report, visit: https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Forms-Reports-and-Other-Resources/Downloads/SEP-Report-June-2020.pdf
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