Monday, March 30, 2015

Final Open Enrollment Numbers in Utah

Update provided by Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP) as of March 10,2015

2015 Open Enrollment Quick Facts

  • 140,612 Utahns enrolled in ACA Health Insurance
  • South Jordan, Lehi and St. George are enrolling the most Utahns in ACA in 2015
    • Rank 1 - South Jordan (84095) = 2,566 enrolled
    • Rank 2- Lehi (84043) = 2,450
    • Rank 3 - St. George (84790) = 2,192
  • Cities in Washington and Utah Counties saw a surge in ACA enrollment
  • Utah Children are enrolling in ACA insurance at 2.75 times the national average
    • Utah under 18 = 22%
    • U.S. under 18 = 8%
  • Children account for 1/3 of all Utahns who enrolled in ACA insurance in 2015
  • 88% of Utahns enrolling on healthcare.gov received a premium subsidy (123,739 Utahns received subsidies)
  • Over 90% Utahns could have found coverage for less than $100 a month on healthcare.gov
  • The average subsidy in Utah is $159/month reducing premium costs by an average of 63%.
  • In 2015, half of Utahns enrolling in ACA insurace on healthcare.gov are new customers. (49% newly enrolled, 51% re-enrolled)
  • In 2015, 25% of all Utahns re-enrolling on healthcare.gov switched their insurance plans.
For more information about enrollment facts, contact Jason Stevenson at UHPP at stevenson@healthpolicyproject.org 

If you are facing a tax fee for not having health insurance last year, you can still enroll.  Contact 2-1-1 for or Take Care Utah at www.takecareutah.org to reach a trained counselor to help you understand your new options and find affordable health care coverage.

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