Open enrollment during the second year of Obamacare closed on Sunday, Feb. 15, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) subsequently released its latest statistical “snapshot” showing that 11.4 million persons signed up or renewed their health insurance policies.
Meanwhile, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced today that those in process of enrollment who didn’t complete the process, totaling some 150,000 individuals, will have until Feb. 22 to complete their enrollment. She said she is also considering a special enrollment period for those who realize when they file their taxes that they’d better obtain health insurance.
According to the snapshot:
Of the 11.4 million, 8.6 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled in the 37 states that use the HealthCare.gov platform. In addition, preliminary analyses of data provided by State-Based Marketplaces show that about 2.8 million consumers selected plans or were automatically re-enrolled between November 15 and February 15 in those states. Further details about plan selections from State-Based Marketplaces may be announced by the states and will be included within the upcoming monthly enrollment report.
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