Maine: reports 58.5K QHP enrollees thru 11/28, about even y/y so far

via, Maine's state-based ACA exchange:

Plan Selection Snapshot

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of the Health Insurance Marketplace (OHIM) will release biweekly updates on plan selections through, Maine’s Health Insurance Marketplace.  

Plan selections provide a snapshot of activity by new and returning consumers who have selected a plan for 2024. “Plan selections” become “enrollments” once consumers have paid their first monthly premium to begin insurance. These numbers are subject to change as consumers may modify or cancel plans after their initial selection.   

The deadline to select a plan for coverage beginning January 1, 2024 is December 15, 2023. Consumers who select a plan between December 16, 2023 and January 16, 2024 will have coverage beginning February 1, 2024. Activity Through November 28, 2023

  • 58,497 Mainers have selected affordable health coverage for Plan Year 2024, which includes:
    • 2,140 new consumers
    • 9,669 returning consumers who have actively re-enrolled
    • 46,688 consumers automatically re-enrolled
  • 79% qualify for financial help
  • 60,738 users have visited 
  • 9,338 calls and 1,698 chats have been received by The Consumer Assistance Center 
  • 3,474 outbound calls have been made by The Consumer Assistance Center
  • 17,671 people have used the Plan Compare Tool, which allows users to compare plans side-by-side with regard to plan features, benefits, provider networks, prescription drug coverage, and total out-of-pocket costs, including premiums, deductibles, and estimated costs for services

I can't do a true apples-to-apples comparison to last year at this point since the 58.5K figure includes auto-renewals from last year (there weren't any auto-renewals in fall 2022 because that was the first year Maine's state-based exchange was in operation). However, if I only include new and actively renewing enrollees, I get:

  • 2024 OEP: 11,809 in 28 days, or 422/day
  • 2023 OEP: 11,106 in 26 days, or 427/day

So, total new/active enrollment is slightly higher, but on a per-day basis, enrollments are down slightly (around 1.1%) y/y