END OF 2018 OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD (42 states)

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Vermont: 25K QHPs (corrected), 8,200 Medicaid thru 01/12

As you may recall, a week or so ago I ran into a weird discrepancy with the numbers out of a few states. In the case of Vermont, it turned out that the enrollment data they were releasing included both QHPs and Medicaid without distinguishing between the two.

Fortunately, they've corrected this, so today's update (and future ones) has it all broken out:

The following numbers are up-to-date as of 11:59pm Monday, January 12, 2015.

New Vermont Health Connect Customers

8,709 individuals have checked out a 2015 health plan. This includes 3,506 individuals in Qualified Health Plans (private health insurance) and 5,203 individuals in Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur plans.

After a new customer checks out a plan, they must make an initial premium payment and have their selection processed before they have an active health plan. Of the 8,709 individuals who checked out, 7,239 have completed the enrollment process and have an active health plan (i.e., effectuated enrollment).  Of those who completed the process, 2,202 are on a Qualified Health Plan and 5,037 are on Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur.

...Renewing 2014 Vermont Health Connect Plans

Unless a customer requested otherwise, all individuals who had an active health plan through the end of 2014 currently have health insurance coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, MVP Health Care, Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur. The insurance issuers have their information in their systems and ID cards remain active.

Vermont Health Connect continues to process 2014 renewals and began by processing plans that customers did not ask to change. The progress of plan renewal processing is as follows:

24,478 individuals have been checked out into 2015 health plans. This includes 21,446 individuals on Qualified Health Plans and 3,032 individuals on Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur plans. Of the 24,478 individuals whose plans have been checked out, 18,797 have had their renewal completely processed.  Of the 18,797, 16,387 are on a Qualified Health Plan and 2,410 are on Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur.

OK, so that's a total of 24,952 QHPs and 8,235 Medicaid enrollees.

This brings Vermont up to over 65% of the official target for the state (38K), and 56% of the way towards my own target (44K).