State-based exchanges seem to be getting fewer consumers to select private plans this month than in December but more than in November.
Colorado, Connecticut and Maryland are some of states that have put out enough numbers for exchange watchers to calculate weekly or biweekly “qualified health plan” plan selection totals for January.
Another state-based exchange, Covered California, has reported plan selection information for about 63,000 people per week during the first two weeks of January. That’s down from an average of 100,000 per week in December, but up from an average of about 19,000 per week in November.
In Colorado, Connect for Health Colorado sold QHPs to 10,624 people, or about 5,300 per week, from Jan. 1 through Jan. 15. The average is down from average QHP enrollment of about 10,200 per week in December, but up from an average of about 1,600 per week in November.
The Colorado exchange had enrolled 1,055 workers and dependents in 101 Small Business Health Options Program small-group plans as of Dec. 31.
Most QHP buyers are choosing bronze or silver plans. Thirteen percent have bought gold level coverage.