The public health insurance exchange system has already brought in 11.2 million plan sectors, which is enough for the system to meet the minimum plan selector goal for 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an arm of HHS, manages Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchange enrollment for 38 states through the HealthCare.gov system.
About 8.5 million people had chosen 2016 qualified health plans (QHPs) through HealthCare.gov as of Jan. 2.
Thirteen states have their own exchange enrollment systems. By late December, about 2.7 million consumers had selected QHPs in those states, according to an HHS report.
In the past, about 80 percent to 90 percent of consumers who have selected QHPs have eventually paid for the coverage.
The PPACA open enrollment period started Nov. 1 and is set to end Jan. 31. In most states, the enrollment deadline for coverage that starts Feb. 1 is Jan. 15.
HHS officials predicted before the open enrollment period began that the exchange system could have about 11 million to 14.1 million QHP selectors by Jan. 31, and that 9.9 million people might be enrolled in paid-up QHP coverage at the end of the year.