Highmark Reports Spike in ACA Enrollment
Charleston Gazette - In the weeks leading up to the enrollment deadline, more West Virginians signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act than in previous months, according to Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, the state's only insurer participating in the exchange. Read
As of the March 31 deadline, 20,131 people had enrolled in ACA-compliant plans with the company, it reported Tuesday. Of those, 14,839 people enrolled through the exchange, and 5,292 purchased plans directly through Highmark.
The numbers released were markedly higher than those released March 11, when the company reported that 14,980 people had enrolled in ACA-compliant policies with the company. Of those, 10,970 used the federal exchange and 4,010 went directly through Highmark.