Marketplace Enrollment Maps

We welcome and encourage you to use this information to better understand where consumers enrolled in marketplace coverage in your community.

The maps and data are presented here to help facilitate outreach, and they are not meant to show the exact number of people who enrolled.

Enrollment Counts and Breakdowns by County for the Second Open Enrollment Period (2015)

Updated August 2015

What do these maps show?

The maps show information on the number of individuals who enrolled in marketplace plans between November 15, 2014, and February 22, 2015 (including Special Enrollment Periods), in the 37 states that used HealthCare.gov as an enrollment platform. In addition to the number of plan selections, the interactive map also displays the number of plan selections and percent of plan selections by county for the following categories.

  • Age: 18-25, 26-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65+, Unknown
  • Application Plan Tax Credit: Total of consumers who qualified
  • Consumer Type: New, automatic re-enrollments or active re-enrollments
  • Cost-Sharing Reductions (CSRs): Total plans with CSR’s
  • Income: 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), 100 to 150 percent of FPL, 150 to 200 percent of FPL, 200 to 250 percent of FPL, 250 to 300 percent of FPL, 300 to 400 percent of FPL, 400 percent of FPL, Unknown
  • Plan Type: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Catastrophic
  • Race: American Indian Alaska Native, Asian, Black, Latino, Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander, Multiracial, White, Unknown.

Where do the data in these maps come from?

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), released data on the number of consumers who selected marketplace plans by county for states that used the healthcare.gov enrollment platform. These estimates are available on ASPE’s website.

What do these maps not show?

The maps do not show information on consumers enrolled in health coverage through state-based marketplaces, public insurance programs (including Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program [CHIP], and Medicare), or other private insurance (including off-marketplace non-group insurance and employer-sponsored coverage).

The maps do not show information on counties with 10 or fewer enrollments. ASPE excluded these numbers for privacy reasons. Additionally, ASPE did not report the number of plan selections by sub-category if the number of selections is 10 or fewer. For example, if a county only had 10 or fewer plan selections by Latinos, the number of plan selections by Latinos is not reported though the total number of selections would include these.

The maps do not show information on changes in enrollment that occurred after February 22, or who discontinued their marketplace plan after February 22.

Lastly, the maps do not show information on the prior insurance status of enrollees, and cannot be used to estimate a decrease in the number uninsured individuals.


Enrollments as Proportion of the Population During the Second Open Enrollment Period (2015)

Updated January 2016

What do these maps show?

Beyond looking at the number of consumers who enroll in each county, these maps look at the marketplace enrollees as a percentage of the non-elderly adult population in each county in the 37 states that used HealthCare.gov as an enrollment platform in OE2. There are maps for all marketplace enrollments as a proportion of the overall population (ages 18-64) as well as those that specifically look at the proportion of young adults (ages 18-34) and African Americans enrolled. We hope that these can be used as a tool to view plan selections in a different way.

Where do the data in these maps come from?

These maps use the same enrollment data from ASPE as the previous maps, along with overall non-elderly adult, young adult, and non-elderly adult African American population data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey five-year estimates. The population estimates can be found on the Census’ website.

What do these maps not show?

Like the enrollment maps above, these maps do not reflect enrollment information on consumers enrolled in state-based marketplaces, in health coverage outside the marketplaces, or in counties with 10 or fewer marketplace enrollments, and they do not include changes in enrollment that occurred after February 22.

Additionally, marketplace enrollment as a proportion of the population must be interpreted carefully since states vary in eligibility policies for Medicaid/CHIP, offers for employer-sponsored coverage, and other population characteristics (wealth, number of undocumented immigrants, etc.), and those factors have important effects on the proportions of consumers who are uninsured and eligible for coverage in the marketplace. Some areas with low proportions of marketplace enrollees may have a lot of uninsured individuals — or may have many enrolled in employer-sponsored coverage. Conversely, areas with high proportions in marketplace coverage could have extremely high uptake of those who are eligible, or it could mean they have proportionally more individuals eligible for the marketplaces because their state did not expand Medicaid.

Proportion of Total Population Enrolled in Marketplace Coverage During Second Open Enrollment Period (Click image to enlarge)

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Proportion of Young Adult (Ages 18-34) Population Enrolled in Marketplace Coverage During Second Open Enrollment Period (Click image to enlarge)

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Proportion of African American Population Enrolled in Marketplace Coverage During Second Open Enrollment Period (Click image to enlarge)

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