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Informed and educated: Health insurance navigators making coverage more accessible in Florida

| Aug 25, 2021 | Florida

An increasing number of Floridians are seeking health insurance as a result of the pandemic. A report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) shows over 487,000 people in Florida gained health coverage by the end 2021 Special Enrollment Period (SEP) last week.  However, some individuals are paying...[ Read More ]

Covered California hits record enrollment

| Sep 22, 2020 | California

Covered California issued a new report on Tuesday that detailed how it set a record for enrollment by meeting the needs of Californians and promoting enrollment in the face of pandemic and recession. The report, “Coverage When You Need It: Lessons From Insurance Coverage Transitions in California’s Individual Marketplace Pre-...[ Read More ]

Covered CA announces record-low rate change for individual market

Emily Boerger | Aug 5, 2020 | California

In a press conference on Tuesday, Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee announced a record-low insurance premium rate change for California’s individual market. The preliminary average rate change for the upcoming 2021 plan year is 0.6% -- an even smaller increase compared to last year’s record-low 0.8% increase. Lee...[ Read More ]

New signups during Covered California’s open enrollment increase by 41 percent

| Feb 18, 2020 | California

Covered California announced that 418,052 people had newly selected a health plan for 2020 during the most recent open-enrollment period. The total is more than 122,000, or 41 percent, higher than last year’s figure of 295,980.     The increase comes after the state of California instituted two key policies...[ Read More ]

Washington Healthplanfinder sees more than 212,000 sign ups during 2020 open enrollment period

| Jan 10, 2020 | Washington

Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) [Thursday] announced more than 212,000 customers selected a 2020 health plan through Washington Healthplanfinder, the state’s online health insurance marketplace. The total number was slightly lower, 3.8 percent, than the nearly 221,000 selections last year.     Interest among new customers remained high with 41,000...[ Read More ]

Report: A comparison of premium growth and enrollment in state-based exchanges

Emily Boerger | Mar 19, 2019 | California, Washington

A recent report examines the impact of federal actions -- such as the removal of the individual mandate and the decrease in ACA outreach funding -- on premiums and enrollment in the individual market. The report, which was produced by Covered California, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, and the Massachusetts...[ Read More ]