CHA News Article

Covered California Releases Updated Enrollment Data
Enrollment in exchange has reached 1 million mark

Covered California announced yesterday that 1 million people statewide have enrolled in health care coverage in the exchange’s first open enrollment period, which ends March 31. By the end of Saturday, enrollment reached 1,018,315 in the health care exchange marketplace. The figure represents the number of people applying for coverage and selecting insurance plans for themselves and their family members through the exchange. The enrollment figures are well above the exchange’s highest projections last fall of 696,000 in the first six-month enrollment period. Insurance plans are reporting that nearly 85 percent of enrollees have paid their premiums, which is required for health care coverage to take effect.

While the last day of enrollment is March 31, Covered California is calling on consumers to sign up as quickly as possible to avoid the expected last-minute rush of applications that could slow the online experience.