The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced this week that over 2.1 million people selected plans using the HealthCare.gov platform since Open Enrollment began on Nov. 1, including 4,635 in North Dakota. This includes both new consumers and consumers renewing their coverage on Healthcare.gov.
“With plans available for less than $75 per month in premiums, 2.1 million Americans, including 4,635 in North Dakota, have already selected coverage through HealthCare.gov, more than had signed up at this time last year,” said Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. “I hear from people across the country just how much coverage matters to them, so I continue to encourage all North Dakotans who need health insurance for 2017 to visit HealthCare.gov and check out their options. Consumers should be sure to enroll by December 15th for coverage that starts January 1st.”
Because this year’s Open Enrollment began mid-week, today’s snapshot covers two fewer days than last week’s Week 4 snapshot. Nonetheless, plan selections in North Dakota are higher than last year at this time.