In two months, 2,700 Alaskans completed applications and 398 successfully enrolled in a health insurance plan.
ANCHORAGE – Nearly 400 Alaskans have selected a health insurance plan via the federal exchange, a new report reveals.
The brief, published by the Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday, details national and state-level enrollment data for the federal insurance marketplace from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. While DHHS officials said they hope to enroll 100,000 Alaskans through Healthcare.gov, recent statistics paint a different picture.
More than 2,700 Alaskans have completed applications, seeking insurance coverage for a total of 4,919 people. All told, 3,580 people were deemed eligible to enroll in an insurance plan, and more than 1,500 qualified for a federal subsidy. Roughly 500 people were eligible for Medicaid, and another 835 were classified as “pending.”
A grand total of 398 people successfully enrolled in a plan.