New Mexico: BeWell NM enrolls 51K QHP enrollees via nifty new enrollment data portal, up 43% y/y so far!

BeWell NM

BeWell NM, New Mexico's state-based ACA exchange, has launched a very handy new Enrollment Data portal which includes plenty of info for a data hound like myself to pore over:

First, the top line numbers (as of 12/21/23):

  • Number of enrolled consumers: 51,772
  • Consumers enrolled in Medical coverage: 51,042
  • Consumers enrolled in Dental coverage: 12,826

While dental coverage is also important, standalone dental plans aren't considered Qualified Health Plans (QHPs); it's the "Medical Coverage" which is the key number here.

Also, the total number above may look confusing, but most of the Medical & Dental coverage enrollees overlap:

  • Medical Only: 38,946
  • Dental Only: 730
  • Medical + Dental: 12,096

For comparison, last year BeWell NM reported enrolling just 37,892 peple (including auto-renewals) through December 24th.

This breaks out to:

  • 2024 OEP: 51,042 in 51 days (1,001/day)
  • 2023 OEP: 37,892 in 54 days (702/day)

In other words, New Mexico's Open Enrollment is a stunning 43% ahead of last year at the same point in time...with a month left for people to enroll.

In fact, last year's final total enrollment came in at  40,778, which means 20204 OEP enrollment is already 25% higher than last year's final tally!

Anyway, the portal also provides several other tabs of ongoing data: Metal level breakout, subsidy type & amount breakouts, enrollee income levels and even how many applications were completed/enrolled vs not completing the process. Very helpful indeed.