2015 Plan Selections by ZIP Code in the Health Insurance Marketplace

04/08/2015


Plan Selections by ZIP Code in the Health Insurance Marketplace

April 2015

The dataset provides the total number of Qualified Health Plan selections by ZIP Code for the 37 states that use the HealthCare.gov platform, including the Federally-facilitated Marketplace, State Partnership Marketplaces and supported State-based Marketplaces for the Marketplace open enrollment period from November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015, including additional special enrollment period (SEP) activity reported through February 22, 2015.

The data represent the number of unique individuals who have been determined eligible to enroll in a Marketplace plan and had selected a plan by February 15, 2015 (including SEP activity through February 22nd). The dataset does not include plan selections from the District of Columbia and 13 other states that have State-based Marketplaces.

The 8.8 million plan selections for these 37 states were tabulated by ZIP Code according to the home address provided by each Marketplace applicant. Data for ZIP Codes with 50 or fewer plan selections are suppressed due to privacy concerns. A total of 14,622 ZIP Codes from the 37 states are listed in the table, which account for 8,638,631 plan selections. ZIP Codes without data account for only 2 percent (199,660 plan selections) of the total 8.8 million plan selections.

The sum of plan selections among ZIP Codes within a state using this dataset may not be equal to state-level totals provided in the summary enrollment report available at: Health Insurance Marketplace 2015 Open Enrollment Period: March Enrollment Report. This is because ZIP Code-level data does not appear for ZIP Codes with 50 or fewer plan selections, and as a result the dataset does not include all plan selections within a state. Additionally, in a small number of cases, the state of Marketplace enrollment may not correspond to the state in the address provided — for example, individuals with a seasonal address.

Variables

The following information is included within the dataset:

  • ZIP Code: the United States Postal Service ZIP Code for the home address provided by the Marketplace applicant.
  • State Name: the state corresponding to the ZIP Code.
  • Plan Selections: the total number of unique individuals who have been determined eligible to enroll in a Marketplace plan and have selected a plan through one of the 37 states described above during the open enrollment period from November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015, including additional special enrollment period activity reported through February 22, 2015.