Marketplace Enrollment Maps

enrollamerica.org , August 3, 2015

Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new county-level enrollment data revealing how many Americans had picked plans on the health insurance marketplaces.

This new data also includes information on a number of key factors: consumers’ age, race/ethnicity, income, financial help received, metal level of plan selected, and new or renewal customer status. The maps show the distribution of consumers in a state who enrolled in marketplace plans in the 37 states that used HealthCare.gov as an enrollment platform during the 2014 open enrollment period. The map is interactive, and clicking on a county within a state displays more information on the number and proportion of consumer who enrolled there.

To view the interactive maps, go to www.enrollamerica.org > Maps > Research & Maps > Marketplace Enrollment Maps

About the Maps

We welcome and encourage you to use this information to better understand where consumers enrolled in marketplace coverage in your community.

The maps and data are presented here to help facilitate outreach during the next enrollment period, and they are not meant to show the exact number of people who enrolled.

What do these maps show?

The maps show information on the number of individuals who enrolled in marketplace plans between November 15, 2014, and February 22, 2015 (including Special Enrollment Periods), in the 37 states that used HealthCare.gov as an enrollment platform. In addition to the number of plan selections, the interactive map also displays the number of plan selections and percent of plan selections by county for the following categories.
•Age: 18-25, 26-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65+, Unknown
•Application Plan Tax Credit: Total of consumers who qualified
•Consumer Type: New, automatic re-enrollments or active re-enrollments
•Cost-Sharing Reductions (CSRs): Total plans with CSR’s
•Income: 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), 100 to 150 percent of FPL, 150 to 200 percent of FPL, 200 to 250 percent of FPL, 250 to 300 percent of FPL, 300 to 400 percent of FPL, 400 percent of FPL, Unknown
•Plan Type: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Catastrophic
•Race: American Indian Alaska Native, Asian, Black, Latino, Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander, Multiracial, White, Unknown.

Where do the data in these maps come from?

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), released data on the number of consumers who selected marketplace plans by county for states that used the healthcare.gov enrollment platform. These estimates are available on ASPE’s website.

What do these maps not show?

The maps do not show information on consumers enrolled in health coverage through state-based marketplaces, public insurance programs (including Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program [CHIP], and Medicare), or other private insurance (including off-marketplace non-group insurance and employer-sponsored coverage).

The maps do not show information on counties with 10 or fewer enrollments. ASPE excluded these numbers for privacy reasons. Additionally, ASPE did not report the number of plan selections by sub-category if the number of selections is 10 or fewer. For example, if a county only had 10 or fewer plan selections by Latinos, the number of plan selections by Latinos is not reported though the total number of selections would include these.

The maps do not show information on changes in enrollment that occurred after February 22, or who discontinued their marketplace plan after February 22.

Lastly, the maps do not show information on the prior insurance status of enrollees, and cannot be used to estimate a decrease in the number uninsured individuals.

To view the interactive maps, go to www.enrollamerica.org > Maps > Research & Maps > Marketplace Enrollment Maps

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