Washington Healthplanfinder Health Coverage Enrollment Grows to 77,000

Washington State Marketplace Sees 40 Percent Increase in Coverage Sign Ups in November OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Healthplanfinder today announced more than 77,000 residents have enrolled in health coverage since Oct. 1. Nearly 660,000 people have visited the site since launch and more than 145,000 people have created accounts. More comprehensive information, including county-by-county data, will be distributed tomorrow in a separate report.

Updated enrollment numbers from Oct. 1 to Nov. 7 are included below. To provide a clarification to previous reports, please note that the individuals included in the “applications completed” totals also includes individuals who have fully enrolled.

Web and Call Center Data
Unique Visitors

659,124

Total Site Visits

3,529,358

Page Views

15,533,622

Unique Page Views

10,900,435

Accounts Created

145,183

Call Center Volume (November)

17,474

Average Call Center Wait Times (November)

24 min

Enrollments Completed
Qualified Health Plans

            9,230

Medicaid Newly Eligible/Coverage Jan. 1

38,884

Medicaid/Immediate coverage

29,648

Total

77,762

 

Total Completed Applications
Total Applications

81,166

 

Total Applicants Included on Applications Completed*
Qualified Health Plan Applicants – QHP Only

55,773

Qualified Health Plan/Medicaid Mixed**

74,090

Medicaid Applicants Only

23,584

Total Applicants**

153,447

*Note: These numbers reflect enrollments and applications through Thursday, Nov 7. Applications completed also includes those who have fully enrolled. Individuals represented on Qualified Health Plan applications completed have selected a health plan but have not yet submitted payment. Payment is due on Dec. 23, 2013 for coverage that begins on Jan. 1, 2014.

*Note: Qualified Health Plan/Medicaid Mixed indicates applications in which at least one individual on the application is purchasing a Qualified Health Plan while others may be eligible for Medicaid.

For users who are unable to complete an application online at wahealthplanfinder.org, please visit the Washington Healthplanfinder “Quick Tips” page on the Washington Healthplanfinder Status Center.  If children, pregnant women and family Medicaid applicants are unable to complete an application online, they can access a paper application through the Health Care Authority website.

For more information about Washington Healthplanfinder and to enroll in health coverage, please visit www.wahealthplanfinder.org.

CONTACTS

Washington Healthplanfinder, Bethany Frey, (360) 688-7752

Washington Health Care Authority, Jim Stevenson, (360) 725-1915

About Washington Healthplanfinder

Washington Healthplanfinder is a new online marketplace for individuals, families and small businesses in Washington to compare and enroll in health insurance coverage and gain access to tax credits, reduced cost sharing and public programs such as Medicaid. Washington Healthplanfinder began enrolling consumers on Oct. 1, 2013, for health insurance coverage beginning on Jan. 1, 2014. The open enrollment period extends through March 31, 2014.

About the Washington Health Benefit Exchange

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is a public-private partnership established in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) with the goal to redefine people’s experience with health care through the creation of a new health insurance marketplace for individuals and small businesses. The Exchange is separate from the state and governed by an independent 11-member board appointed by former Gov. Chris Gregoire in Dec. 2011.

About Health Care Authority

The Health Care Authority includes the two largest state health care purchasing programs – Apple Health (Medicaid) and Public Employees Benefits system, which handles state employee benefits. Under Medicaid expansion, income eligibility guidelines will increase to 138% of the federal poverty level effective Jan. 1, 2014, increasing state Medicaid rolls by an estimated 328,000 individuals.

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