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As promised, here's my full state-by-state breakout of the latest 2024 ACA Open Enrollment Period "Snapshot" report as we head into the final week of enrollment in most states.

As I noted earlier today:

Here's an overview of the year over year comparison. I had to adjust for the missing day (thru 12/23 instead of 12/24 last year). I've also had to adjust for the fact that Virginia moved from the federal exchange to its own platform this year:

Breaking via the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):

Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Over 20 Million Selected Affordable Health Coverage in ACA Marketplace Since Start of Open Enrollment Period, a Record High

  • As January 16 coverage deadline approaches, Biden-Harris Administration continues to encourage Americans to sign up for quality, affordable health care coverage

Under the Biden-Harris Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that over 20 million people have selected an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace plan since the 2024 Marketplace Open Enrollment Period launched on November 1 — a record number of enrollments.

via Pennie, Pennsylvania's state-based ACA exchange:

  • Jan. 19 will be the last day for Pennsylvanians seeking health coverage for 2024 to enroll through Pennie to get the lowest costs on high-quality coverage

Philadelphia – Today, Pennie Executive Director Devon Trolley, Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) Commissioner Michael Humphreys, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh, and Pennsylvania Senator Sharif Street announced an extension until Jan. 19 to enroll in 2024 health coverage through Pennie. Pennie’s Open Enrollment Period typically ends on Jan. 15, but due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Pennsylvanians will have more time to enroll in a health plan for 2024.

Pennie is Pennsylvania’s official health insurance marketplace and the only place where Pennsylvanians can get financial savings to reduce the cost of coverage and care. Currently, 9 in 10 enrollees qualify and save over $500 a month on average.

via the NJ Dept. of Banking & Insurance (via email; no link yet):

  • Health Insurance Sign-Ups Reach Record High at Get Covered New Jersey as Open Enrollment Deadline Nears

Residents Urged to Sign up for Health Coverage; Pop-up Events Provide Additional Enrollment Assistance In Advance of January 31st Deadline

 TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Acting Commissioner Justin Zimmerman today announced that more than 366,000 New Jersey residents, a record high for New Jersey, signed up for a 2024 health insurance plan through the state’s Official Health Insurance Marketplace, Get Covered New Jersey, in the first nine weeks of the Open Enrollment Period that started on November 1, 2023.  The Acting Commissioner also announced that the department is continuing to hold pop-up enrollment and assistance events at several New Jersey shopping malls for two weeks in January to provide resources and encourage residents to enroll in 2024 health coverage before the end of Open Enrollment on January 31st.

via Nevada Health Link:

  • Open Enrollment is the only time Nevadans can freely enroll in a health insurance plan without experiencing a qualifying life event

WHAT:
Nevada Health Link is encouraging Nevadans to join the more than 93,000 others who have enrolled in a health insurance plan this Open Enrollment Period. Nevadans have until January 15 at 11:59 p.m. to enroll in a health insurance plan through NevadaHealthLink.com. Nevada Health Link’s Open Enrollment Period is the only time of year Nevadans can freely enroll in a health insurance plan through the state marketplace without experiencing a qualifying life event, such as getting married, having a baby or moving. For those who enroll now, coverage will take effect on February 1, 2024.

New York State of Health

NY State of Health hasn't issued any formal 2024 Open Enrollment Period press releases with hard enrollment data yet, but they have posted this January 2024 Essential Plan and Qualified Health Plan Enrollment by County and Plan report.

Most of the report is devoted to breaking out enrollment in NY's Basic Health Plan (BHP) program, called the Essential Plan in the Empire State, but it also breaks out enrollment in Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) as of January 1st via their ACA exchange platform by county...including statewide summaries at the bottom.

As of January 1st, 2024, NYSoH reports:

  • 1,197,534 BHP enrollees
  • 276,962 QHP enrollees

I don't remember whether the deadline for January 1st effectuation was 12/15 or 12/31 in New York, but assuming it was 12/31 this means a whopping 32% more people signed up by New Year's Eve than last year at the same point (209,854). If it was 12/15, it's a bit higher (32.6%).

via Connect for Health Colorado:

Biggest Open Enrollment Yet for Colorado’s Exchange

  • Less than two weeks left in the enrollment period for 2024 health coverage

DENVER— Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s official health insurance marketplace, reports that 222,067 people have enrolled in a 2024 health insurance plan as of January 4th. This number of sign-ups not only surpasses the same-day comparison to last year (189,010 enrollments), but also last year’s end of Open Enrollment total (201,758 enrollments).

On a year over year basis, 222K represents a 17.5% increase over a year ago and a 10.1% increase over last year's final tally...with 10 days left for people to enroll.

Via MNsure:

Take the first step towards your health goals and start the new year off right by signing up for health insurance through MNsure, Minnesota’s official health insurance marketplace. January 15, 2024, is the last day of MNsure’s open enrollment period and the final deadline to enroll in medical and dental coverage that begins on February 1.

Comprehensive health insurance helps you get the health care you need throughout the year and provides financial protection from unexpected injury or illness. When you buy a plan through MNsure, you can be sure you’re getting quality, comprehensive insurance and not a “junk plan” that provides little or no coverage when you need it most. That’s because every plan sold through MNsure is guaranteed to cover essential health benefits including prescription drugs, emergency services, and hospitalization.

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 1/04/23):

  • Number of enrolled consumers: 52,780
  • Consumers enrolled in Medical coverage: 52,018
  • Consumers enrolled in Dental coverage: 13,237

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: 39,543
  • Dental Only: 762
  • Medical + Dental: 12,475

For comparison, last year BeWell NM reported enrolling just 38,384 people through January 7th, so it breaks out as:

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

Stats as of January 5, 2023

Qualified Health Plans (QHP):

  • QHP Enrollment In 2023 Coverage: 124,465
  • 2024 OE Acquisition Summary: 24,419

Medicaid:

  • Completed applications/redeterminations processed through the integrated eligibility system: 45,355

It's my understanding that "Acquisition Summary" refers to CT residents who are brand-new enrollees (never enrolled via the exchange before).

By comparison, last year Access Health CT reported enrolling 104,658 people through January 6th (one extra day since Nov. 1st fell on a Tuesday last year):

  • 2023: 104,658 in 66 days (1,586/day)
  • 2024: 124,465 in 65 days (1,915/day)

In other words, Connect's ACA exchange has enrolled 20.7% more people per day so far.

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