11.8 million enrolled as less expended on marketing, outreach and shorter open enrollment period.
The total is short of the 12.2 million who enrolled in an exchange plan for 2017.
Healthcare Finance reports data from the Federal Health Insurance Exchange call center shows consumer satisfaction rate remained at an all-time high – averaging 90 percent – compared to 85 percent last year.
The report shows that nearly three quarters actively shopped for a policy versus letting their policy automatically renew.
Of consumers who selected plans, 27 percent were new enrollees and 47 percent actively returned to select a plan.
Most consumers, 63 percent, selected a silver plan. Twenty-nine percent selected bronze and 7 percent chose gold. The percent of bronze plan selections was up by 6 percent and the percent of silver plan selections was down 9 percent compared to last year. Read more in Healthcare Finance.
Modern Healthcare lists the challenges and obstacles to be overcome in the latest open enrollment period.
The 2018 OEP Final Report includes data for the 39 states that use the HealthCare.gov eligibility and enrollment platform, as well as for the 12 State-Based Exchanges (SBEs) that use their own eligibility and enrollment platforms. Demographic and plan information for consumers with a plan selection provided by all 50 states plus DC include: age, metal level, and whether the consumer had advance payments of the premium tax credit (APTC) or cost sharing reductions (CSR). To view all that and more, read CMS’ HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGES 2018 OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD FINAL REPORT