The state-based exchange in Connecticut is having trouble competing for the business of the relatively high-income consumers who are not eligible for premium subsidy tax credits.
Managers of Access Health CT included data on the high earner sales gap in their latest board meeting presentation.
The exchange enrolled 84,749 people in Medicaid between Nov. 15, when open enrollment for 2015 exchange qualified health plan (QHP) coverage began, and the close of business on Jan. 9.
The exchange received QHP selection from 24,287 new exchange users. The exchange has also re-enrolled 65,582 2014 QHP coverage users, bringing total 2015 QHP enrollment to 89,869.
A year earlier, the exchange had received QHP enrollment information for only 43,000 people.
About 77 percent of current QHP users qualify for Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) tax credits, which are available to people with incomes ranging from 133 percent to 400 percent of the Federal poverty level (FPL).
The number of subsidy-eligible QHP users has increased by about 10,000 in the past month and is about 10,000 higher than it was from March 2014 through the start of the open enrollment period.