DENVER - Enrollment in private health plans through Colorado's state-run insurance exchange tripled during November. Whereas only 3,164 enrollments were reported at the end of October, the total reached 6,001 by Nov. 18 and 9,980 were reported on Monday.
Another 64,290 Coloradans used the site to sign up for Medicaid coverage.
"The pace of enrollments is increasing, including one day last week when close to 600 people signed-up for private health insurance plans through Connect for Health Colorado," CEO of Connect for Health Colorado Patty Fontneau said in a statement provided by the exchange. "We are making a strong push for enrollments in December and expect a busy month."
Despite the increased rate of enrollment, our partners at The Denver Post report that the exchange totals are still far behind the board's worst-case projections for this point in the new program.
Open enrollment for Connect for Health Colorado continues until March 31, 2014. The exchange offers 150 individual and family plans and 92 plans for small businesses.