Idaho: 93K QHPs confirmed; 86K currently effectuated for 2015
Your Health Idaho Enrollment Update
BOISE, Idaho – Since Open Enrollment began on November 1, over 93,000 Idahoans have selected a health insurance plan for 2016 through Your Health Idaho. Approximately 86,000 Idahoans are currently enrolled for 2015 coverage.
“We are pleased to see an increase in enrollments at this half-way mark,” said Your Health Idaho executive director, Pat Kelly. “This demonstrates there is a continued need for access to affordable healthcare in Idaho. The good news is that Idahoans who remain uninsured still have until January 31 to enroll for health and dental coverage. But we encourage people to act now.” Idahoans who complete an application between now and January 31 will have coverage as early as February.
Idahoans who need assistance picking a health insurance plan can find a local agent or broker in their community to help them free of charge by visiting www.YourHealthIdaho.org and clicking on “find help near you.”
Interestingly, Idaho has seen virtually zero net attrition since the end of June, when they had 85,981 effectuated enrollees.
The Your Health Idaho folks also confirmed to me that the 93K includes all auto-renewals. Assuming that virtually all 86K of those current enrollees did indeed renew their policies (or select new ones), that suggests around 7,000 new additions, which is fine.
I'm targeting around 110,000 total QHP selections for Idaho during OE3, so they're already 85% of the way there; they just need to add another 17,000 people over the next six weeks.