The Affordable Care Act (ACA) public exchange system ended up with about as many individual and family major medical insurance signups for 2020 as it had for 2019.
Charles Gaba has compiled preliminary data on the latest signup totals for his ACASignups.net tracking blog.
- A copy of Charles Gaba’s Feb. 20 ACA public exchange enrollment chart is available here.
- An article about 2020 ACA public exchange signup activity is available here.
The total number of signups fell to 11.42 million for 2020, from 11.44 million for 2019, according to Gaba.
ACA Public Exchange Basics
The ACA public exchange system provides a kind of web-based shop for health insurance.
Some states run their own ACA public exchange programs.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides ACA exchange services for residents of other states through HealthCare.gov.
HHS reports public exchange activity in terms of signups, rather than sales, because consumers who sign up for coverage must send in payments to effectuate the coverage. HHS and many states report on signups too quickly to have complete data on how many of the people who signed up for coverage sent in payments.