The number of Floridians enrolled in individual health plans under the Affordable Care Act in June was 866,485, according to new state data compiled from insurers’ reports. The carriers expect enrollment to rise to 1.1 million next year, an increase of 23 percent.
The Office of Insurance Regulation is scheduled to present that and other information on the state’s Affordable Care Act implementation Tuesday to the Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board. Made up mostly of industry representatives, it was created to advise state agencies.
The new OIR enrollment figure is lower by about 120,000 individuals than the one that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services had reported on May 1. HHS noted at the time that the figure would likely drop a bit when companies were able to weed out duplicates and determine how many enrollees actually paid their premiums.
The new number is for individual enrollment in plans that comply with the 2010 Affordable Care Act. It doesn’t count about 465,000 Floridians enrolled in old plans that don’t meet the health law’s standards; Floridians in those plans will be allowed to extend them another year.