Vermont: 26.6K QHPs (80.5% paid), 9,800 Medicaid

The latest numbers out of Vermont...

The following numbers are up-to-date as of 11:59pm Monday, January 26, 2015.

New Vermont Health Connect Customers

10,399 individuals have checked out a 2015 health plan. This includes 4,098 individuals in Qualified Health Plans (private health insurance) and 6,301 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 10,399 individuals who checked out, 8,853 have completed the enrollment process and have an active health plan (i.e., effectuated enrollment).  Of those who completed the process, 2,713 are on a Qualified Health Plan and 6,140 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. The progress of plan renewal processing is as follows:

25,978 individuals have been checked out into 2015 health plans. This includes 22,497 individuals on Qualified Health Plans and 3,481 individuals on Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur plans. Of the 25,978 individuals whose plans have been checked out, 20,568 have had their renewal completely processed.  Of the 20,568, 18,694 are on a Qualified Health Plan and 2,961 are on Medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur.

OK, that's a total of:

  • 4,098 + 22,497 = 26,595 QHP selections
  • 2,713 + 18,694 = 21,407 paid/effectuated enrollees (80.5% paid)
  • 6,301 + 3,481 = 9,782 Medicaid/CHIP enrollees

Hmmm...that's an increase of 899 QHPs over 7 days, or 128/day. At this rate, VT will likely add around 2,600 more people by 2/15, although it's likely to be 2 or 3x this with the mid-February surge. Call it perhaps 35K at the outside..which would be slightly shy of their internal target (and well short of mine, although to be fair, mine is pretty aggressive even for Vermont).