Monday numbers

By: - December 11, 2017 5:30 am

12.2 million – the number of people nationally who signed up for health care coverage using or a state-based health care exchange last year (

31 – percent of consumers who were new to the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2017 (Ibid)

43 – percent of consumers who actively returned to select a plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2017 (Ibid)

92 – number of days available during last year’s open enrollment period

3.6 million – the number of people who have signed up for an individual insurance plan on since November 1, 2017 (Ibid)

112,639 – average number of daily enrollments nationwide (Get America Covered)

7,700 – average number of North Carolinians per day signing up for coverage on the federal exchange (

45 – number of days available in the open enrollment period this year

549,158 – total number of North Carolinians enrolled in the federal marketplace as of January 31, 2017 (Kaiser Family Foundation)

90 – percentage of North Carolinians enrolled in health insurance on who received financial assistance last year (

$291 – the average monthly subsidy available last year to help drastically reduce consumer premiums (

80 – percentage of people this year who can find plans for less than $75 a month (

$695 – (or 2.5% of household income) the 2017 tax penalty for uninsured adults who fail to get coverage. Yes, the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is still in place. (

5 – number of days left in the open enrollment period

1-855-733-3711 – the toll-free number North Carolinians can call to receive in-person enrollment assistance

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Clayton Henkel
Clayton Henkel

Communications Coordinator Clayton Henkel manages the NC Newsline website and daily newsletter, while also producing daily audio commentaries and the weekly News and Views radio program/podcast.