With 425,000 Newly Insured, Covered California Hits Enrollment Goals
A total of 1.57 million signed up for insurance through the exchange during the third open enrollment cycle. About 37 percent of new enrollees are young adults aged 18-34, up from 34 percent from last year.
The Sacramento Bee:
Covered California Adds 425,000 New Enrollees, Sees Increase In Younger Residents
More than 425,000 Californians – including a bigger percentage of younger residents – signed up for new health insurance policies by last week’s Obamacare enrollment deadline, Covered California officials announced Thursday. The last four days before the Jan. 31 cutoff saw a rush of last-minute enrollees, as nearly 100,000 people signed up, said Peter Lee, the state program’s executive director. Overall, about 1.6 million Californians have selected a plan for 2016, including those who renewed their policies from last year.
Another 425,000 Sign Up For Covered California
More than 425,000 Californians have signed up on the state’s health insurance exchange — with nearly 100,000 rushing to enroll in the last four days before the 2016 open enrollment period ended Jan. 31, officials said Thursday. The exchange, Covered California, had estimated it would attract between 295,000 and 450,000 new enrollees during its third open enrollment season since the Affordable Care Act took effect. In addition to the new enrollees, about 1.15 million existing consumers re-upped this year, officials said, for a total of about 1.57 million. (Feder Ostrov, 2/4)
The Los Angeles Daily News:
Guess Who’s Signing Up More Under The Affordable Care Act? Young People
More young, hearty residents enrolled into health plans offered under Covered California this year compared with the last two years, which shows social media campaigns and word of mouth appear to be working, officials said Thursday. (Abram, 2/4)
More Young Adults Among New Health Insurance Enrollees
Continuing a two-year upward trend, young adults accounted for 37 percent of those who newly signed up for health insurance by the time open enrollment ended last Sunday, according to Covered California. In the Affordable Care Act's first open enrollment period two years ago, 29 percent of first-time enrollees were in the coveted 18-34 age group. The figure was 34 percent in the sign-up period that ended last year. (Aguilera, 2/4)
The Sacramento Business Journal:
Covered California Meets Enrollment Goals In Latest Signup Season
Covered California officials on Thursday said the state-run health insurance marketplace hit its target for signups in 2016. Preliminary tallies show that more than 425,000 new customers signed up in the open-enrollment period that ended Jan. 31. (Young, 2/4)