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Action on HealthCare.gov picked up during week 5


 

Activity during week 5 of open enrollment on HealthCare.gov was up by more than 50% over the previous week, but the total number of plans selected for the 2019 coverage year remains lower than it was last year, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Open enrollment 2019 vs. 2018: Weekly plan selections

The 773,000 plans selected during week 5 (Nov. 25 – Dec. 1) of the 2019 open enrollment season were an increase of 54% over week 4, CMS data show for the 39 states that use the HealthCare.gov platform, with the cumulative total now at 3.2 million. By comparison, week-5 selections in last year’s open enrollment totaled 823,000, and the cumulative figure was 3.6 million.

The deadline for applying for 2019 coverage on HealthCare.gov is Dec. 15.

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