via RAND Corporation
By the end of 2014, more than 6.5 million people were enrolled in health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace, also called the “exchanges.” In some cases, this was relatively easy. But for many, the ACA’s first open-enrollment period was a confusing and frustrating time, compounded by a lack of clear, easy-to-understand information about plan options, coverage, and cost.
As the second open-enrollment period draws to its February 15 close, people eligible to use the Marketplace fall into one of two groups: those who didn’t enroll in 2014; and those who enrolled last year, but must re-enroll in 2015.
Current efforts are largely focused on reducing the number of uninsured. That means zeroing in on the first group: those who didn’t enroll last year. Lots of time and resources are required to help these harder-to-reach individuals enroll. This may leave less time and resources to help the second group—those who enrolled last year—reconsider their 2014 choices.
Why is this an issue? Because it’s not just the number of people enrolled that matters. The plan they select is important, too…
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