May 1, 2014 2:41 PM by Faye DeHoff
PHOENIX - More than 120,000 Arizonans have enrolled in the Health Insurance Marketplace as of March 31.
Nationwide, enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace surged to eight million at the end of the first enrollment period, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. In Arizona alone, 120,071 individuals selected a Marketplace plan. The final enrollment reporting period spans from October 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014, and includes "in line" and other enrollment activity (such as people enrolling due to a change in life circumstance) reported through Saturday, April 19.
HHS also announced today that an additional 99,240 Arizonans enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP through the end of March 2014, compared to enrollment before the Marketplace opened last October. Arizona has decided to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
"More than 120,071 Arizonans signed up through the Marketplace, demonstrating brisk demand for quality, affordable coverage," said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. "Together we are ensuring that health coverage is more accessible than ever before, which is important for families, for businesses and for Arizona's health and wellbeing."
Key findings from today's report include:
· 120,071 Arizonans selected Marketplace plans from October 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014, (including additional Special Enrollment Period activity through April 19th).
· Of the 120,071 Arizonans who selected a plan:
* 53% are female and 47% are male;
* 43% are under age 35;
* 21% are between the ages of 18 and 34;
* 60% selected a Silver plan, while 12% selected a Bronze plan; and,
* 77% selected a plan with financial assistance.
Today's report measures enrollment as those who selected a plan. In some states, only partial datasets were available.
To read the full Marketplace Enrollment report visit: <http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2014/MarketPlaceEnrollment/Apr2014/ib_2014Apr_enrollment.pdf>
To read the Medicaid Enrollment report visit: <http://www.medicaid.gov/AffordableCareAct/Medicaid-Moving-Forward-2014/Downloads/March-2014-Enrollment-Report.pdf>