CHARLESTON, W.Va.— More West Virginians continue to enroll in Obamacare. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield reports 24,802 individuals have now selected plans on and off the exchange.
Highmark President Fred Earley says the extended sign-up period has boosted enrollment.
“We are quite pleased with the significant upturn in enrollment during the last 30 days of the open enrollment period,” Earley said in company news release. “And that puts us in the range of what we had in our forecast for total on- and off-exchange enrollment.”
Highmark said Thursday 18,631 West Virginians have signed up for one of the subsidized health insurance plans under the ACA, while 6,171 are “off exchange,” meaning they bought plans without going through the government-created marketplace.
Highmark is the only insurance company offering coverage in West Virginia through the exchange.