END OF 2018 OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD (42 states)

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Paid/Unpaid: Going with 93% "Paid or Will Pay Within a Reasonable TIme"

As a follow-up to my follow-up last night, HuffPo healthcare reporter Jeffrey Young tweets:

About 3/4 of the 28K @HealthSourceRI enrollees had paid a premium as of 3/31. People who signed up after 3/23 have until 4/23 to pay.

— Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) April 3, 2014

@asymmetricinfo And the paid rate through 3/8 was 83%, including people whose bills were due later.

— Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) April 3, 2014

Interim CEO of @MNsure, Scott Leitz, to tell U.S. House subcommittee that 95% of its 47,000 enrollees have paid, and the rate will rise.

— Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) April 3, 2014

OK, between all of this and Peter Lee's statement that 87% of (all?) of CoveredCA's enrollees have already paid up (about 20% of all exchange QHPs), can we all agree that 90-95% of QHPs will be paid in full by the time they're actually due (or shortly thereafter)?

It'll vary from state to state and company to company, and it's a rolling average as the various monthly start-dates kick in, but the gist seems to be that around 80-85% of those enrolled to date are paid up, with another 10% paying up over the following month or so (when their policies actually kick into effect).

Untill I hear substantial compelling evidence otherwise, I'm going to switch to a blanket "93% Paid or Will Pay Within Reasonable Time" policy to simplify things. Fair enough?