Nebraska Update: 7,362 private from 1 of 3 companies; direct may be far higher

In a December 23rd interview with the Des Moines Register, CoOportunity Health (1 of 2 companies participating in IA's ACA exchange (and 1 of 3 participating in NE) said they had enrolled 2,577 people in private plans in Iowa via the exchange as of 12/20. However, they also mentioned a total of 8,583 enrollments state-wide as of 12/20, meaning another 6,006 people were enrolled directly through the company, bypassing the exchange completely.

I contacted Leigh McGivern, the PR representative for CoOportunity Health, who informed me that CoOportunity operates in Nebraska as well, and gave me more recent and detailed numbers for both states: 3,468 exchange-based enrollments (not sure if this is people or households) in Iowa, and another 7,362 exchange-based enrollments in Nebraska.

As of Dec. 27, our enrollments, which includes both numbers for Iowa and Nebraska individuals and families, small groups and large groups, plus enrollments from the state of Iowa’s Iowa Marketplace Choice Plan, is about 33,500. Needless to say we are pleased with those numbers, considering our projection for 2014.

Yep, that’s all on and off Marketplace numbers. Our on-Marketplace numbers as of Dec. 27 are below for Nebraska and Iowa (keeping in mind this is ONLY for our company, not Coventry, not Nebraska Blues, etc.): Iowa (on Exchange; individuals/families ONLY): 3,468  /  Nebraska (on Exchange; individuals/families ONLY): 7,362