ACA Health Insurance Marketplace: Michigan overview and operations
On March 31, 2014, the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace officially closed for most people until open enrollment begins for 2015 health plans on November 15, 2014.
By the end of the first open enrollment period, 272,539 Michigan residents had signed up for a plan through the marketplace. Assuming that many of these residents complete the enrollment process, Michigan marketplace enrollment exceeded 2014 projections from CHRT, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Urban Institute.
This issue brief summarizes the plans that have been offered on the individual marketplace, explains the financial assistance available through the marketplace, describes the operational challenges faced by the marketplace, and recaps Michigan’s enrollment during the 2014 open enrollment period.
Suggested citation: Fangmeier, Josh; Hatch-Vallier, Leah; and Udow-Phillips, Marianne. Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace: Overview and Operations Issue Brief. August 2014. Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, Ann Arbor, MI.
Special thanks to Jon Linder.