Rhode Island: 31K QHPs, 86% of my OE3 target achieved

As I note every week, between Rhode Island's tiny population, tinier ACA exchange numbers and especially their decision to "front-load" autorenewals of all current enrollees ahead of the 12/23 deadline for January coverage, their official QHP selection tally is only going up a few hundred per week. Week Three is no diffferent:

PROVIDENCE – HealthSource RI (HSRI) has released certain enrollment, demographic and volume data through Saturday, November 21, 2015, for Open Enrollment.


31,012 individuals are enrolled in 2016 coverage through HSRI, paid and unpaid.

Nearly all of these individuals are current HSRI enrollees that have been autorenewed into a 2016 plan. 920 individuals have selected a plan for 2016 coverage, and are new to HSRI this year or returning after being enrolled with HSRI at some point during a prior year.

Last week's number was 30,743, so this is a net gain of 269 for the week. Howver, they had 335 new people sign up over the week, which means that 66 others who were auto-renewed decided to opt out instead.

I've set an #OE3 QHP selection target of 36,000 for Rhode Island, so they'll have to add another 4,988 over the next 10 weeks to hit it, or an average of 500 per week.

SHOP ENROLLMENT As of November 21, 2015:

Small employer accounts created: 2,166
Small employer applications completed: 746

Small employer enrollment (paid): 564
These employers represent 3,907 covered lives

82% of small employers are enrolled in Full Choice Model.
91% SHOP renewal rate (2015 to date).