Federal agency says 92K in Wisconsin select health care plans in 1st month of open enrollment


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MILWAUKEE — The Department of Health and Human Services says more than 92,000 people in Wisconsin selected health plans on the federal marketplace in the first month of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1BgUiuP ) reports more than four out of every 10 bought plans for the first time on the marketplace. The rest re-enrolled in plans.

Open enrollment ends Feb. 15, but people had to pick a plan by Dec. 15 for coverage to begin Jan. 1.

The 92,398 people who signed up for a health plan on the marketplace do not include people who were automatically re-enrolled in their current plans. Anyone re-enrolled can change plans before the Feb. 15 deadline.

An estimated 130,000 people in Wisconsin bought health plans on the marketplace last year.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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