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With the dust having settled on the final deadline for the 2022 ACA Open Enrollment Period in Pennsylvania, their ACA exchange, Pennie, has posted a slideshow with their enrollment data (along with other important wonky info).

I've included two of the key slides below, but there's a bunch of other demographic breakout stuff at the link above...financial assistance breakout, metal tiers, net premium data, etc.

The main number: As of 1/15/21, 374,776 PA residents had selected or re-enrolled in Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) for 2022. This is up 11.0% vs. last year's final OEP total:

  • Renewals: Up 17.0% y/y
  • NEW enrollment: Down 10.2% y/y

That final mini-enrollment spike in the last couple of days of Open Enrollment is worth noting:

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via Maryland Health Connection:

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF OPEN ENROLLMENT THROUGH MARYLAND HEALTH CONNECTION AFTER A RECORD SEASON

  • More than 180,000 have enrolled for 2022, an all-time high and a 9% increase over last year

(JAN 18, 2022) ANNAPOLIS, MD – Gov. Larry Hogan today announced that open enrollment will continue on Maryland Health Connection through February in light of the ongoing public health emergency. A record number of Marylanders - 181,603 - have enrolled in coverage for 2022 through the state’s health insurance marketplace. A surge of new enrollees fueled the 9-percent increase over a year ago.

In fact, this is up 9.4% vs. last year, which itself was the previous all-tiime record for MD, I believe.

Open Enrollment 2022

IMPORTANT: The official 2022 Open Enrollment Period has now ended in most of the country, but there's 8 states where residents still have time to #GetCovered, with their new healthcare policies going into effect starting either February 1st or March 1st.

The 2022 OEP is by far the best ever for the ACA coverage, with dramatically expanded financial help for millions more people (including many who weren't eligible last year), reinvigorated expert, unbiased assistance, more choices in many states and counties, and FREE policies for more people than ever before.

If you've never enrolled in an ACA healthcare policy before, or if you looked into it years ago but weren't impressed, please give it another shot now. Thanks to the American Rescue Plan (ARP), it's a whole different ballgame.

Here's some important things to know when you #GetCovered for 2022:

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Every year since the very first ACA Open Enrollment Period (OEP) in 2013-2014, at least a few of the state-based exchanges (and sometimes the federal exchange) have made last-minute deadline extensions. It's actually turned into a bit of a running joke with me.

The 2022 OEP has been no exception: Already during the 2022 OEP we've seen IdahoNew MexicoConnecticut and Kentucky bump out their December deadline (for January coverage).

Sure enough, a couple of days ago the Kentucky exchange, kynect, posted the following:

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Via Access Health CT's News/Press Releases page:

Stats as of January 14, 2022

Qualified Health Plans (QHP):

  • QHP Enrollment In 2022 Coverage: 110,960
  • 2022 OE Acquisition Summary: 17,677

Medicaid:

  • Completed applications/redeterminations processed through the integrated eligibility system: 23,719

I'm not entirely sure what the 17,677 figure refers to, but I've confirmed that it's already included in the larger number.

Last year's final OEP enrollment tally for Connecticut was 104,946 QHP selections, which they're now 5.7% ahead of...with a day and a half left for CT residents to get covered.

They also issued this press release:

Access Health CT Open Enrollment Deadline is January 15, 2022

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via Connect for Health Colorado:

Colorado’s Health Insurance Enrollment Period Ends January 15th

  • Free Enrollment Help is Available Statewide

DENVER – This Saturday, January 15th, is the last day of Colorado’s annual Open Enrollment Period for health insurance. Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s official health insurance marketplace, reports that more than 190,000 Coloradans have signed up for a health insurance plan so far.

That means Colorado is already up 5.8% over last year's final total OEP enrollment with 3 days left to go.

“Health insurance is a critical tool for families amid the ongoing pandemic,” said Chief Executive Officer Kevin Patterson. “If you don’t know where to go to get covered, start with Connect for Health Colorado. We have free enrollment assistance and are here to help you every step of the way. Don’t miss this opportunity to enroll.”

Enrollment Help is Available

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On Monday morning, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reported that total 2022 ACA Open Enrollment had reached an all-time high of 13.8 mllion people selecting Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) via the federal & state-based ACA exchanges. In addition, over a million more Americans had enrolled in the ACA's "Basic Health Plan" (BHP) programs in Minnesota & New York. Combined, this means that the 2022 ACA Open Enrollment Period (OEP) had enrolled nearly 14.9 million people as of late December.

In my blog post/analysis about this report, I concluded:

The big question now is how many more new enrollees will be added by January 15th (final deadline in 44 states), January 23rd (Massachusetts) or January 31st (CA, DC, NJ, NY & RI)? (Idaho is the only state which had their final deadline for 2022 Open Enrollment back in December).

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This just in via BeWell NM, New Mexico's new state-based ACA exchange website:

Below you will find a summary of the Open Enrollment Period through week 9. The overview includes, but is not limited to:

  • application
  • plan selections
  • new enrollees
  • enrollees renewing coverage
  • call center volume
  • website traffic

In week ten of the 2022 Open Enrollment Period, over 44,000 New Mexicans have a plan selection, representing year-over-year growth. Over 36% of enrollees had in-person assistance (agents, brokers, or enrollment counselors). Individuals have until January 15th to enroll, and can opt in for coverage to start in January of February.

Final numbers, where accounts have been reviewed for errors or duplication, will be reported at the appropriate time after Open Enrollment.

The hard number breakout through January 1, 2022:

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MNsure, Minnesota's ACA exchange, just posted their monthly Board of Director's meeting slide deck, which includes, along with a bunch of other info, the latest 2022 Open Enrollment Period data:

November 1, 2021 - January 9, 2022:

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UPDATE: Connect for Health Colorado has officially announced the Special Enrollment Period described below:

We’re offering a Special Enrollment Period now through March 16 to those who have been impacted by the Marshall Fire or the current surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. In most cases, your health insurance will start on the first day of the month after you select your plan.

You can still get health insurance for 2022

You qualify to enroll in coverage now if you:

  • Are impacted by Colorado wildfires, including the Marshall Fire
  • Are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Experience a qualifying life event

Shop for plans and make these selections

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