As states are gearing up for the 2021 Open Enrollment Period this November, people across the country appear to be suffering the consequences of reduced access to information on tax credits and affordability options, and have a lack of awareness when it comes to finding coverage. One-third (34 percent) of uninsured Millennials surveyed did not even know that they can obtain health insurance through ACA marketplaces. Meanwhile, of those who were aware of the tax credits, 30 percent did not apply for health insurance through an ACA marketplace because doing so was too difficult.
"The overall lack of knowledge among Millennials on how to obtain an affordable, quality healthcare plan is striking," said
According to additional findings from GetInsured's research, nearly one-third (29 percent) of Millennials surveyed are presently uninsured. This has led nearly 80 percent of them to delay seeing a doctor. Of the Millennials who are currently uninsured, 40 percent do not have health insurance because it is perceived as too expensive.
"States operating on healthcare.gov have an opportunity to take a look at their public outreach capabilities and consider how their marketing efforts – and subsequent enrollments – could be improved to reach the maximum number of people possible," said
Founded in 2005, GetInsured is the leading provider of state-based exchange platforms. The company has disrupted the public healthcare IT sector with its SaaS-based technology that replaces bespoke government systems, saving states money and increasing operational efficiency. GetInsured's award-winning enrollment tools also serve brokers, insurers, and consumers. In addition to eligibility determination, plan selection, and enrollment technology for state agencies, the company delivers innovative agent marketing and call center tools and services. GetInsured has the largest state-based marketplace footprint, and operates the technology for five state health exchanges, including
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