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  • Health Insurance Plan Selections by Type of Consumer and County 2015
  • Health Insurance Enrollment by Type of Consumer and County 2015

Keywords

  • Qualifying Health Plan Selections
  • Type of Consumer and County Health Plan Selections
  • State Partnership Marketplaces
  • State-based Marketplaces
  • Qualifying Health Plan
  • Applied Premium Tax Credit
  • Health Plan Selection
  • Marketplace Number
  • Accountable Care Act Marketplace
  • Special Enrollment Period
  • Health Plan Selections Updated Statistics
  • Health Plan Type of Consumers
  • Group Health Plans
  • Consolidated Health Plans

Qualifying Health Plan Selections by Type of Consumer and County 2015

The dataset covers the 2601 counties’ Health plan selection either the presence or absence of Advanced premium tax credit for 2015. It also includes the total number of unique individuals with non-canceled plan selection for March 2015 of the 37 states that use the HealthCare.gov platform, Federally-facilitated, State-Partnership and supported State-based Marketplaces. Plan selections are from November 15, 2014, to February 15, 2015, plus the special enrollment period from February 22, 2015.

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Description

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to make healthcare system more transparent, affordable, and accountable, the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics, within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has prepared public datasets to provide the total number of health plan selections by county for the 38 states that use the HealthCare.gov platform, including the Federally-facilitated Marketplace, State Partnership Marketplaces, and supported State-based Marketplaces. The data sets for county-level plan selection information cut by age, race/ethnicity, Federal Poverty Level (FPL), consumer type, metal level, Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR), and Applied Premium Tax Credit (APTC) are made available.

Data were obtained from the Multi-Dimensional Insurance Data Analytics System (MIDAS), which serves as a central repository for capturing, organizing, aggregating, and analyzing CMS’s Marketplace data. The data represent the number of unique individuals who have been determined eligible to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan and have selected a Marketplace plan for 2015. The datasets do not include plan selections from the District of Columbia and the 12 states that have State-based Marketplaces.

The 9.63 million plan selections for these 38 states were aggregated by county according to the home address provided by each Marketplace applicant. There are 2,601 counties represented in this dataset. Metrics with 10 or fewer plan selections were suppressed due to privacy concerns. Counties without any data on total plan selections (i.e., counties with 10 or fewer plan selections in total) accounted for less than 0.1 percent of the total 9.63 million plan selections, although a higher share of plan selections was suppressed for individual metrics. The percentages of total plan selections suppressed for other metrics were: 0.2 percent for plan selections by APTC; less than 0.1 percent for total plan selections by CSR; 0.4 percent for plan selections by metal level; less than 0.1 percent for plan selections by consumer type; 0.3 percent for plan selections by Federal Poverty Level (FPL); 0.3 percent for plan selections by race/ ethnicity; and 0.3 percent for plan selections by age category.

The variables include:

County: The County FIPS Code for the home address provided by the Marketplace applicant.

State: The state of residence selected by the Marketplace applicant.

Plan Selections: The total number of unique individuals who have a non-canceled plan selection with March 2016 coverage for the 38 states that use the HealthCare.gov platform, including the Federally-facilitated Marketplace, State Partnership Marketplaces and supported State-based Marketplaces. Plan selections occurred during the open enrollment period from November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015, including additional special enrollment period activity reported through February 22, 2015.

Type of Consumer: Returning consumers had an active plan selection in 2014. Returning consumers were further classified into two sub-types: (i) those who were auto-enrolled into the same or similar plan in 2015 and (ii) those who actively selected a new plan for the coverage year 2015. Consumers were classified as new if they did not have an active plan selection in 2014.

About this Dataset

Data Info

Date Created

2015-06-22

Last Modified

2016-06-23

Version

2016-06-23

Update Frequency

Never

Temporal Coverage

2015

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services;

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Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

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Keywords

Qualifying Health Plan Selections, Type of Consumer and County Health Plan Selections, State Partnership Marketplaces, State-based Marketplaces, Qualifying Health Plan, Applied Premium Tax Credit, Health Plan Selection, Marketplace Number, Accountable Care Act Marketplace, Special Enrollment Period, Health Plan Selections Updated Statistics, Health Plan Type of Consumers, Group Health Plans, Consolidated Health Plans

Other Titles

Health Insurance Plan Selections by Type of Consumer and County 2015, Health Insurance Enrollment by Type of Consumer and County 2015

Data Fields

Name Description Type Constraints
FIPS_CodeCounty FIPS Code for the home address provided by the Marketplace applicant. The FIPS county code is a five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States, certain U.S. possessions, and certain freely associated states.numberlevel : Nominal
State_AbbreviationState of residence selected by the Marketplace applicantstring-
CountyName of the Countystring-
New_EnrollmentNew Consumernumberlevel : Ratio
Auto_EnrollmentReturning consumers who were auto-enrolled in the same or similar plannumberlevel : Ratio
Active_BeneficiaryReturning consumers who actively selected a new plannumberlevel : Ratio
Total_Plan_SelectionsThe total number of unique individuals who have a non-canceled plan selection including the Federally-facilitated Marketplace, State Partnership Marketplaces and supported State-based Marketplaces.numberlevel : Ratio

Data Preview

FIPS CodeState AbbreviationCountyNew EnrollmentAuto EnrollmentActive BeneficiaryTotal Plan Selections
2013AKAleutians East Borough2529
2016AKAleutians West Census Area1634
2020AKAnchorage Municipality46981181.02869.08748
2050AKBethel Census Area4622.015.083
2060AKBristol Bay Borough1729
2068AKDenali Borough5523.085.0163
2070AKDillingham Census Area2439
2090AKFairbanks North Star Borough1088335.0691.02114
2100AKHaines Borough9829.0139.0266
2105AKHoonah-Angoon Census Area3717.065.0119