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Hsiu Mei Wong, healthcare expert at PA Consulting Group, shares insights on the open enrollment period to sign up for a 2018 health insurance plan through the U.S. federal health exchange.
The article notes that despite the shorter enrollment period, cutback in federal funding for outreach, rising premiums, fewer insurance providers and continued uncertainty about the future of the law, Indiana residents are still signing up for 2018 coverage through the federal health exchange.
Hsiu Mei says: “Nationally, signups are significantly ahead of where they were at the same point last year. But because of the shorter enrollment period, the final numbers will lag last year’s unless the pace picked up in the final week.”
She adds: “Those most likely to not sign up who otherwise would have include first-time enrollees.”