Plan Selections by ZIP Code in the Health Insurance Marketplace, September 2014

09/01/2014

The dataset provides the total number of Qualified Health Plan selections by ZIP Code for the 36 states that are participating in the Federally-facilitated Marketplace or have State Partnership Marketplaces or supported State-based Marketplaces for the initial Marketplace open enrollment period from October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014, including additional special enrollment period activity reported through April 19, 2014.

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 April 19. The dataset does not include plan selections from the District of Columbia and 14 other states that have State-based Marketplaces.

The 5.45 million plan selections for these 36 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 indicated with an asterisk due to privacy concerns. A total of 29,684 ZIP Codes from the 36 states are listed in the table. Of these, 12,010 ZIP Codes have at least 51 plan selections per ZIP Code. ZIP Codes without data account for only 4 percent (208,384 plan selections) of the total 5.45 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: Summary Enrollment Report for the Initial Annual Open Enrollment Period. 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

  • 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 36 states described above during the initial open enrollment period from October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014, including additional special enrollment period activity reported through April 19, 2014.