Your Health Idaho, Idaho’s health insurance exchange, reported today that it processed 74,689 enrollments in the first month of this year’s open enrollment period, including both new applicants and people renewing their coverage from last year. “There is a huge demand for health insurance in our state,” said the exchange’s executive director, Pat Kelly. “We are pleased so many Idahoans have already found a health insurance plan that fits their needs. However, we still have a lot of work to do before open enrollment ends and many more Idahoans to help.” The figures are for enrollments from Nov. 15 to Dec. 14.
Kelly told exchange board members Tuesday that the number fell somewhere mid-range of the exchange's projections, the AP reported. Last year, about 76,000 Idahoans enrolled in health insurance through the exchange. This year’s open enrollment period runs through Feb. 15, 2015.