All-Time High: 13.6 Million People Have Signed Up for Marketplace Health Coverage

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All-Time High: 13.6 Million People Have Signed Up for Marketplace Health Coverage 

Picture with text A Historic 13.6 Million Americans Have Enrolled in Health Coverage on and State-based Marketplaces


This year’s Open Enrollment Period is outpacing all previous years, a historic high of more than 13.6 million people already enrolled in health insurance coverage for 2022 through and State-based Marketplaces (SBMs). The American Rescue Plan (ARP) has made coverage more affordable and accessible for people across the country: 92% of people in states who signed up for plans through December 15, 2021, will receive premium tax credits for 2022 coverage. Moreover, more than 400,000 people will receive tax credits for 2022 coverage, to date, that would have been inaccessible to them prior to the ARP. Since President Biden took office, more than 4.6 million Americans have newly gained health care coverage.


From the start of Open Enrollment through December 15, 2021, more than 9.7 million consumers enrolled in Marketplace coverage in the 33 states using for 2022. This is over 900,000 more people than the previous all-time high of 8.8 million who signed up during the 2018 Open Enrollment Period with 39 states using The 18 SBMs that use their own platforms reported to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that through December 11 (week six), almost 3.9 million consumers selected plans or were automatically re-enrolled in a plan for 2022 health coverage. This is up from last year when SBMs reported that 3.4 million consumers made a plan selection in the 15 State-based Marketplaces for 2021, through week six.


View the full press release here: Snapshot

Week 6: Dec 5 - 15

Plan Selections


New Consumers


Renewing Consumers


Total Consumers on Applications Submitted


Call Center Volume


Calls with Spanish Speaking Representative

94,649 Users

6,645,197 Users


Window Shopping Users


Window Shopping Users



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Note: Three states including Kentucky, Maine and New Mexico, transitioned to SBMs for the 2022 Open Enrollment Period. These factors should be considered in any year-over-year enrollment comparisons. As in past years, the final Open Enrollment numbers, including SBM numbers, will be provided after the Open Enrollment Period ends in all states. 

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