Majority of Wisconsinites in Marketplace receive financial assistance

Ninety percent of the 177,157 Wisconsin consumers who have selected or were automatically enrolled in the Health Insurance Marketplace as of Jan. 16 are receiving financial assistance to lower monthly premiums, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

“We’re pleased that in Wisconsin, 177,157 people are signed up for Marketplace coverage, and 90 percent are able to lower their costs even further by getting tax credits, making a difference in the lives of so many families,” said HHS secretary Sylvia Burwell. “The deadline to sign up for coverage is just a few weeks away. We are encouraging Wisconsin consumers to visit HealthCare.gov, call the call center or get in touch with a local assister to check out their options for quality, affordable coverage.”

More statistics released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services included that 30 percent of the 177,157 Wisconsin consumers who selected or were automatically reenrolled in plans were under 35 years of age. Additionally, 66 percent reenrolled in a Marketplace plan and 34 percent selected a plan for the first time.

Nationwide, 9.5 million consumers selected or were automatically reenrolled in Marketplace through Jan 16.  More than 7.1 million were in the 37 states, including Wisconsin, using the HealthCare.gov platform and 2.4 million were in the 14 states (including Washington, D.C.) using their own Marketplace platforms.

Open enrollment in the Marketplace runs through Feb. 15.

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