Almost 4.6 million people have selected a 2022 health plan through the federally facilitated or state-based marketplaces since open enrollment started Nov. 1, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today. The total includes over 3.9 million plan selections through Dec. 4 via the federal enrollment platform and 625,000 selections through Nov. 27 via the state-based marketplaces, with eight in 10 renewing coverage and the rest new consumers. The American Rescue Plan Act provides enhanced financial assistance, which can reduce premiums for new and returning customers.
Thirty-three states are using the federal platform for 2022 open enrollment, which runs through Jan. 15. Consumers generally need to choose a plan by Dec. 15 for coverage to start Jan. 1. AHA is participating in CMS’ Champions for Coverage program, which offers outreach and educational resources for hospitals and other enrollment partners.