Most Exchange Enrollees Unlikely To Shop for New Plans During Second Open Enrollment Period
Data from the first few weeks of the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period suggest that the majority of enrollees will not shop around for new coverage and instead will automatically be re-enrolled in their current plans. According to HHS data, about 720,000 of the roughly five million individuals who enrolled in 2014 federal exchange plans have returned to HealthCare.gov to select a plan for 2015.
- "Many Choose Not To Save in the Health Marketplace" (Goodnough, New York Times, 12/11).
- "Health Insurers Brace for Last-Minute Rush" (Wilde Mathews et al., Wall Street Journal, 12/11).