Thursday, December 3, 2015

In Utah, 37,816 people signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace


News Release
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

In Utah, 37,816 people signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace
Only two weeks remain before the December 15 enrollment deadline 

Over two million consumers selected a plan in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace as of Nov. 28, 2015, including 37,816 in Utah. 
“Americans who need health coverage starting January 1st have just two weeks remaining before theDecember 15 enrollment deadline,” Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said. “Whether you are enrolling for the first time or an existing customer who is shopping for the best plan for 2016, now is the time to visit HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov.  We’re encouraged by the number of people who are returning to the Marketplace or are seeking coverage for the first time.  More than 2 million consumers have selected a plan and over 700,000 are new Marketplace consumers in the 38 states using the HealthCare.gov platform.”
As we near the December 15 deadline officials from HHS are available for print, radio and television interviews. To request an interview with an official from HHS, email press@cms.hhs.gov. 
Five Facts about Open Enrollment in Utah:
  1. Since Open Enrollment began on Nov. 137,816 Utah consumers have selected a plan in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.
  2. Plans for 2016 are affordable, 77 percent of Utah enrollees can find plans for $75 or less a month in premiums after tax credits. Nationwide, about 8 out of 10 people who enroll in health coverage through HealthCare.gov qualify for financial help to make their monthly premiums more affordable.
  3. For 2016, 90 percent of returning Utah HealthCare.gov consumers could save an average  of $723 annually in premiums before tax credits for a plan in the same level of coverage by returning to shop.
  4. When Utah customers visit HealthCare.gov they’ll find a variety of quality health coverage options available. For 2016, Utah consumers can choose from 5 issuers and an average of 70 plans
  5. Free confidential enrollment help is available if people in Utah have questions or want to talk through their options with a trained professional.
    • Visit LocalHelp@HealthCare.gov to find a listing enrollment centers and eventsin your community where free, confidential enrollment help is offered.
    • Representatives at the 24-hour Call Center are available every day at 1-800-318-2596Call Center representatives can answer questions and help people enroll in coverage over the phone.
About the Open Enrollment at HealthCare.gov:
Open Enrollment for 2016 health coverage at HealthCare.gov began November 1, 2015, and runs through January 31, 2016. Individuals who need coverage starting January 1, 2016 must sign up by theDecember 15, 2015 deadline.  Consumers should visit HealthCare.gov or CuidadodeSalud.gov  to review their coverage options, learn about what financial assistance is available, or to sign up or re-enroll in a plan that best meets their needs. 
New HealthCare.gov Digital Press Kit: Download b-roll, stock photos, and find recent data releases. Bookmark this page now and visit often. The page will be updated with new images and resources as we progress through Open Enrollment. 

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