Wednesday, December 9, 2015
In Utah, 53,872 people signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace
HHS encourages consumers to enroll before the deadline
Heading into the final days before the 2.8 millionconsumers selected a plan in the HealthCare.gov platform as of December 5, 2015, including 53,872 in Utah. This includes both new consumers and consumers returning to shop for private health insurance plans sold on Healthcare.gov. deadline for coverage, over
“I am pleased with the strong start to this year’s Open Enrollment,” Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said. "While we have more work to do, more than 1 million new consumers have signed up for affordable quality coverage in the 38 states that use HealthCare.gov. And existing Marketplace customers who have returned and shopped for a more affordable plan are paying less in premiums this year than they were paying last year. Time is running out to sign up for a health plan that begins on . With less than a week remaining before the deadline, we urge consumers to visit Healthcare.gov and get enrolled.”
Open Enrollment for 2016 health coverage at HealthCare.gov began November 1, 2015, and runs through . However, it’s important to note that individuals who need coverage starting must sign up by the deadline.
Having health insurance when you can afford it is now the law. If someone chooses not to buy health insurance and could afford to do so, they are at risk of paying a fee of $695 or more.
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.
As we near the firstname.lastname@example.org. deadline officials from HHS are available for print, radio and television interviews. To request an interview with an official from HHS, email
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