Covered California has some very good news for their enrollment up to February 15th:
This strong enrollment trend is extending into February, where in the first two weeks more than 100,000 individuals enrolled in Covered California, increasing the cumulative total enrollment in Covered California to 828,638.
“These enrollment numbers mean that with six weeks to go, California has already exceeded its projected base enrollment for the 2014 open-enrollment period…
Enrollment of young adults 18 to 34 years old is trending slightly upward
Seems like things are working.
One other note. The press release has 80% of first month payments made. There is one caveat. Any policy that was purchased after Dec. 29, 2013 has an effective date of either February 1st or March 1st. The due date for first premium payment for a February 1 effective date would be February 14 or later.
Coverage that starts on March 1st (enrolled after January 15th) does not need payment until at least March 14th. The proportion of policies that either have been paid for or are still within the window for on-time payment is significantly higher than 80%.