Utah sees increase in federal health exchange enrollment
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The number of Utah residents enrolling in insurance plans using the federal health exchange has surpassed the number who used the system last year.
The Deseret News reported the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says 62,090 Utah residents purchased insurance using the exchange as of Nov. 23.
The agency’s data shows 56,105 people had enrolled by the same time last year.
The health exchange’s open enrollment period began Nov. 1 and is scheduled to run through Dec. 15.
Federal data indicates the average benchmark plan premium in Utah decreased from $509 in 2019 to $456 for 2020.
Officials say the national enrollment of 2.37 million by Nov. 23 was about a 2.1% decrease from the same point last year when there were 2.42 million registrations.
Today’s Top Stories
- Gov. Cox appoints John Luthy to the Utah State Court of Appeals
- Breaking: 5-year-old child in critical condition after being hit by truck
- Deputies say evidence pointing to homicide likely in case of Dylan Rounds
- Evan McMullin sues super PAC, three Utah news stations for defamatory ad
- Father and son found dead inside West Jordan home
- New poll suggests marriage is dying
- Pedestrian killed on NB I-15 in Ogden, another in critical condition
- Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging OB-GYN sexually assaulted over 100 women
- Two men accused of stealing dying piglets from Utah farm face charges
- How facial plastic surgery and skincare are joining forces