More than 139,000 people in Wisconsin have enrolled in private health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace during the open enrollment period, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
In September, HHS projected that Wisconsin would have 79,000 enrollees by April, the end of the open enrollment period. Wisconsin’s current total significantly exceeds those projections, with a total of 139,815 enrollees.
These numbers do not include any information on how many of these enrollees have paid a premium. Reports are indicating the Obama administration won’t have data on who has paid a premium until later this year.
At the end of February, 71,000 Wisconsinites had enrolled.
In the final month of open enrollment alone, which was extended into April for those who had started an application, more than 68,000 Wisconsin residents enrolled.
HHS also released data on the age, gender, race and ethnicity of those who signed up for private coverage in Wisconsin and for all states. They are as follows:
- < 18: 5% (6% all states)
- 18-25: 9% (11% all states)
- 26-34: 17% (17% all states)
- 35-44: 15% (17% all states)
- 45-54: 22% (23% all states)
- 55-64: 32% (25% all states)
- Women: 55% (54% all states)
- Men: 45% (46% all states)
Race/ethnicity (Wisconsin only, with totals in parenthesis):
- American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.4% (393)
- Asian: 3% (3,298)
- African-American: 6% (6,513)
- Latino: 3.2% (3,510)
- White: 86.4% (94,340)
- Multiracial: 0.9% (1,029)
HHS also released data on the following information for enrollees in Wisconsin:
Plan Selection by Metal Level:
- Bronze: 20% (20% all states)
- Silver: 72% (65% all states)
- Gold: 6% (9% all states)
- Platinum: 1% (5% all states)
- Catastrophic: 1% (2% all states)
Enrollment by Financial Assistance Status:
- With financial assistance: 91% (85% all states)
- Without financial assistance: 9% (15% all states)
In addition, 19,527 in Wisconsin purchased standalone dental coverage through the ACA marketplace.
These numbers do not include data on Medicaid enrollment.