HealthCare.gov was better at holding on to existing customers than at attracting new customers during the second week of the open enrollment period for 2021 individual major medical coverage.
Renewals increased to 633,457, up 13% from the total for the second week of the open enrollment period for 2020 coverage.
The number of people who were new to HealthCare.gov who selected plans fell 13%, to 170,284.
Many applications submitted through HealthCare.gov are for coverage for more than one person. The applications submitted for the second week of the open enrollment period were for coverage for about 1.2 million people.
Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services put those figures in an open enrollment period snapshot report for the week ending Nov. 4.
- A copy of the second CMS HealthCare.gov 2021 open enrollment period snapshot report is available here.
- An individual major medical open enrollment period preview article is available here.
HealthCare.gov is running Affordable Care Act (ACA) public exchange programs, or web-based supermarkets for private health insurance, for the residents of 36 states.
Fourteen states and the District of Columbia run their own ACA exchange programs.