Georgia Open Enrollment Likely To Fall Short of Previous Year

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Georgia’s ACA exchange enrollment for 2018 may fall short of the current year totals. The final number of Georgians who actually started exchange coverage in 2017 was 404,000. This year 246,270 have signed up for coverage in the state’s exchange. Though the final week typically has high activity, the totals still seem to be lower than the half-million who signed up during the last open enrollment period. Nationally, 4.7 million individuals signed up for coverage during open enrollment this year, one reason for the lower numbers could be the shorter timeline to sign up for coverage. Enrollment in previous years lasted through January, however, this year goes from November 1st to December 15th. In addition, individuals shopping for coverage on healthcare.gov have seen premiums jump from the current year. Those who are affected the most are ones who do not get a subsidy to afford coverage. Although lower numbers, Georgia placed fourth again in enrollment among the 39 states that use the federally run exchange. To read more, please click here.

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