Sacramento, CA… Covered California™ released updated numbers showing that consumer interest in the agency’s health insurance marketplace and Medi-Cal remained strong. During the week ending Nov. 16, more than 476,000 unique visits were made to its website, CoveredCA.com, created jointly with the California Department of Health Care Services. In addition, more than 70,000 calls — the largest weekly total to date — were logged by the Covered California Service Center.
Since open enrollment began Oct. 1, consumers have been shopping for and comparing health care coverage through Covered California, where consumers also can determine if they are eligible to enroll, eligible for subsidies or eligible for Medi-Cal.
The number of enrollment applications started surged by nearly 60,000, from 276,673 through Nov. 9 to 334,027 through Nov. 16.
Covered California will release additional statistical data from October on Thursday, Nov. 21. Total enrollment for November is scheduled for release in December.