FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 1, 2014
Young Invincibles’ Statement on First Open Enrollment Period Success
Nearly Half of Young Adult Enrollments Occurred in March
[WASHINGTON]—Today the Department of Health & Human Services announced that over 8 million Americans enrolled in Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) during the first open enrollment period, and nearly 2.25 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 enrolled in the federal and state marketplaces.
This represents 28 percent of total Marketplace enrollees or half of all young adult enrollments in the first open enrollment period. Helping to drive such strong young adult enrollment, 85 percent of enrollees received financial assistance.
“Today’s numbers prove what we’ve known all along: young adults take advantage of affordable coverage options when presented with them. As our recent report on special enrollment showed, young adults — more than any other age group — will have ample opportunities to enroll in coverage throughout the rest of the year,” said Jen Mishory, Executive Director of Young Invincibles.
Young Invincibles will work with schools, businesses and other non-profit organizations during the special enrollment season to help enroll those uninsured young adults that continue to lack coverage.
Young Invincibles is a national organization committed to amplifying the voices of young adults, ages 18 to 34, and expanding economic opportunity for our generation. Young Invincibles ensures that young adults are represented in today’s most pressing societal debates through cutting-edge policy research and analysis, and innovative campaigns designed to educate, inform and mobilize our generation to change the status quo. Follow us on Twitter at @YI_Care.