Highmark releases enrollment numbers

PARKERSBURG – Highmark Inc. has released enrollment numbers for West Virginia and surrounding states for coverage on and off the federal marketplace in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware.

The totals are:

  • Pennsylvania: 108,390 with 74,006 on-exchange and 34,384 off-exchange
  • West Virginia: 14,980 with 10,970 on-exchange and 4,010 off-exchange
  • Delaware: 9,244 with 6,521 on-exchange and 2,723 off-exchange

Through both on- and off-exchange purchases, Highmark is seeing a significant percentage of new members, which are likely those who were previously uninsured or had insurance with a competitor, the company said.

  • Pennsylvania: 53 percent new members
  • West Virginia: 66 percent new members
  • Delaware: 70 percent new members

“As the enrollment period nears its end, we’re happy to see that consumers are continuing to choose Highmark products on and off the exchange,” said Deborah Rice Johnson, president of Highmark Health Plan. “Highmark is committed to providing individuals with affordable health care options, and we look forward to serving our new customers.”

Highmark also continues to see a high percentage of enrollment in its Community Blue plans in Pennsylvania. Of all of the individual plans sold by Highmark, 78 percent have been Community Blue plans.

Open enrollment for the federal marketplace continues through March.

Enrollment numbers as of March 10 are of those who have been loaded to Highmark’s system through completed enrollments. These enrolled members may have not yet paid their first month’s premium, therefore have not completed the entire enrollment process.