WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - More than a month after the launch of Delaware's health insurance exchange, officials report only four Delawareans enrolled for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
As of Tuesday, Delaware's marketplace guide organizations reported four enrollments, 31 enrollment applications completed and 218 accounts created for possible enrollment.
Four community organizations were hired to provide marketplace guides, using a $4 million federal grant.
SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials are celebrating the state's first health insurance exchange enrollee.
Department of Health and Social Service officials have declared 59-year-old Janice Baker of Selbyville the first confirmed resident to enroll in the marketplace. It opened Oct. 1 as part of the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials say they're still experiencing problems with the launch of the state's new health insurance exchange.
Officials as of Thursday have yet to confirm a single enrollment in the exchange, part of the federal health care reform effort.
The state health care commission also was told that only about half of the 68 "marketplace guides" being hired to teach people about the exchange and help them enroll have been fully certified, with many still awaiting completion of federal criminal background checks.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland residents are still finding delays with the state's new online marketplace for health insurance.
The Maryland Health Connection website on Wednesday informed website users that the online marketplace may be temporarily unavailable as technicians conduct maintenance and test improvements in performance.
The website had problems on Tuesday almost as soon as it opened.
The website couldn't handle the volume of people trying to create accounts all at once.
As the nation prepares to launch the Health Exchanges under the Affordable Care Act Maryland state officials expect to sign up to 5-thousand uninsured in the tri-county area of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester by March 31st , which is the end of open enrollment.
That’s out of 23-thousand that are not insured.
And state health officials estimate that 90 percent of those uninsured would actually quality for a federal subsidy to buy insurance.