CHA News Article

Covered California and DHCS Release November Enrollment Statistics
Data includes subsidy status, metal level, health plan and key demographics

Covered California reported yesterday that enrollment in November more than doubled that of October, with 78,377 individuals enrolled in subsidized or unsubsidized coverage through Covered California and 108,000 determined to be likely eligible for Medi-Cal, with coverage beginning in January 2014. For the two-month period, 109,296 individuals enrolled in Covered California health insurance plans. For the same period, 179,000 were determined to be likely eligible for Medi-Cal.

  Applications Individuals
Total number of electronic applications initiated 431,756 777,000*
Completed applications through Covered California 244,021 403,323
Individuals determined to be eligible for enrollment in Covered California 219,639 291,639
Medi-Cal applicants**
(Includes individuals who are pending, eligible and conditionally eligible coming in through Covered California)
Enrollments in health coverage through   109,296
Subsidized enrollments (those eligible for federal premium assistance, cost-sharing reduction)     93,813
Non-subsidized enrollments     15,483
* Estimated, based on an average of 1.8 individuals per application.
** Does not include applicants for current Medi-Cal coverage through county human services agencies. This category may also include some individuals counted in other categories above.

Dec. 23 is the deadline for consumers to enroll in and obtain individual coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014, but open enrollment continues through March 31 for coverage for the remainder of 2014. Medi-Cal enrollment is continuous throughout the year.

Covered California’s news release about the November data is attached.