Signups continue for Georgia ACA health plans with weeks left in open enrollment period
Almost 336,000 Georgians to date have signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov since open enrollment for Affordable Care Act marketplace plans got underway last month.
Georgia is among the 33 states that use HealthCare.gov rather than a state-run marketplace platform.
Earlier this year, the Biden administration permanently suspended a plan from Gov. Brian Kemp to divert Georgians looking for health insurance away from the official Obamacare website.
The plan, approved by the Trump administration in 2020, would have redirected consumers to private health insurance brokers and insurance company websites instead.
During the current open enrollment period, at least 335,876 people across the state have signed up for a health plan. This number includes first-time signups and returning policyholders.
The same national Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS open enrollment data, released biweekly, show nearly 5.5 million Americans have already signed up nationwide.
This year’s ACA offerings include more financial assistance designed to make rising premiums more affordable, including a number of plans costing $10 or less for eligible consumers.
The deadline for coverage beginning January 1, 2023, is December 15. For coverage beginning February 1, 2023, the deadline is January 15.
Overall last year, more than 701,000 Georgians signed up for health insurance through the federal marketplace portal.