Rhode Island: 31,500 QHPs thru 12/05 (includes autorenewals)

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 Five is no diffferent:


  • 31,500 individuals are enrolled in 2016 coverage through HSRI, paid and unpaid.
  • Nearly all of these individuals are current HSRI enrollees that have been auto-renewed into a 2016 plan.

1,592 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 31,238, so this is a net gain of 262 for the week. However, the new enrollee total is actually 429 higher than last week, which means that 167 more of those who were auto-renewed decided to opt out instead, which is fine.

I've set an #OE3 QHP selection target of 36,000 for Rhode Island, so they'll have to add another 4,500 over the next 8 weeks to hit it, or an average of 563 per week.

SHOP ENROLLMENT As of December 5, 2015:

Small employer accounts created: 2,178
Small employer applications completed: 753

Small employer enrollment (paid): 571
These employers represent 3,936 covered lives

82% of small employers are enrolled in the Full Choice Model.
90% SHOP renewal rate (2015 to date).