Heading into the final days before the Dec. 15 deadline for Jan. 1 coverage, over 2.8 million consumers selected a plan in the HealthCare.gov platform as of Dec. 5, including 62,181 in Ohio.
This includes both new consumers and consumers returning to shop for private health insurance plans sold on Healthcare.gov.
“I am pleased with the strong start to this year’s Open Enrollment,” Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said. “While we have more work to do, more than 1 million new consumers have signed up for affordable quality coverage in the 38 states that use HealthCare.gov. And existing Marketplace customers who have returned and shopped for a more affordable plan are paying less in premiums this year than they were paying last year. Time is running out to sign up for a health plan that begins on Jan. 1. With less than a week remaining before the Dec. 15 deadline, we urge consumers to visit Healthcare.gov and get enrolled.”
Open Enrollment for 2016 health coverage at HealthCare.gov began Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31.