Open Enrollment Five Report

To Our Valued Stakeholders,

We released our End of Open Enrollment report this week, our most detailed look at the impact we are having across Colorado. This year, you will see that more of our customers are receiving help through the Advance Premium Tax Credit – 69 percent, compared to 61 percent last year – and the average level of monthly tax credit help climbed to $505 from $369 last year.

The number of users of our Quick Cost and Plan Finder tool increased more than five-fold, to 163,323, while the number of calls to our Customer Service Center dropped by one-third.

Even with a 23 percent reduction in the number of days in the enrollment period and confusion related to last year’s policy debate, our plan selections nearly equaled last year’s. Many of you receiving this message share in the credit for this success and I want to thank you and invite you to read the full report.

In the News

Predicting the future in our business is tricky but I took part in a panel this week that did it anyway. The Brookings Institution brought together a group to talk about the future of the Affordable Care Act. You can watch it or read a transcript.

And, while we’re looking forward, you might enjoy this article posted by Healthline on reasons to believe the Affordable Care Act will be with us a while.

Take care,

Kevin Patterson, MURP, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
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