Oregon: 40,581 QHPs via HC.gov thru 12/14 (+26,799 OFF-exchange)

Open enrollment weekly updates

The Insurance Division will collect enrollment information from carriers each week throughout 2015 open enrollment. Updated numbers will be posted each week on this web page.

Members enrolled,

  • Nov. 15-Dec. 14
  • On Healthcare.gov 40,581
  • Outside of Healthcare.gov 26,799
  • Total 67,380​

About the data: Enrolled means a person has selected a plan. Consumers must pay the first month's premium for their coverage to become effective. These numbers do not identify whether the first month's premium has been paid. These numbers do not include Oregonians enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid).

This updated from Oregon doesn't increase the total on the spreadsheet or graph, because it's already included in the HC.gov reports, but it's important for other reasons, including:

  • Oregon is the only state providing off-exchange QHP enrollments so far this year (26.8K so far)
  • Current Oregon enrollees (along with Nevada) are not able to be autorenewed, so all 77,000 who were enrolled at the end of October had to actively set up a new account and re-enroll for 2015. This number doesn't indicate what the breakout is between those and new OR enrollments, but it's still an important number to have.

So...40,581 through December 14th...arrrgh! They left out the most cruical day: 12/15, which was the deadline for HC.gov enrollment (for January coverage, that is).

Well, assuming that I'm correct about there being 4.7 million QHP selections through 12/15 nationally, and assuming that the Monday deadline captured about 14% of that total (around 660K in one day!), and further assuming that Oregon was typical in this regard, it suggests that they should have added another 6,600 or so on the 15th, which would bring their total to around 47,200. Figure another few hundred of those "left contact info for callbacks" and it's likely that OR only re-enrolled around 48,000...and even then, presumably some of those are new additions. So...what, perhaps 40K renewals and 8K new in time for January?

Presumably the other 37K moved to off-exchange policies (there's nearly 27K there) or moved to employer-based insurance, Medicare, Medicaid or what have you.

So...not horrible, given the awkward position Oregon was in to begin with, but not great either.

It will be interesting to see if Nevada follows a similar pattern, as the only other state to scrap their 2014 exchange in favor of moving to HC.gov.