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With the open enrollment period for insurance benefits now past, states and insurers are now looking at how many people will actually finish their enrollment by paying their first premiums. According to The Bismarck Tribune, more than 5,000 residents in North Dakota signed up for insurance through HeathCare.gov and have already paid their first premiums, and the majority will end up paying for coverage.

The number of North Dakotans who enrolled for insurance benefits through the federal marketplace is higher than 5,000, but the Tribune reported one insurer has already seen between 55 percent to 60 percent actually pay for coverage. 

In fact, an insurer had 4,338 North Dakotans enroll in coverage through the federal marketplace, according to local NBC affiliate KQCD, and approximately two-thirds of these residents were able to receive some type of financial assistance. More people may continue to sign up for benefits through the extension. 

The Tribune reported it may take a few years for the open enrollment process through the federal and state marketplaces to run smoothly. However, one director of health policy impact at an insurer in North Dakota said he was pleased with the number of North Dakotans who signed up for benefits.

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Erin Woulfe
Erin Woulfe
Erin Woulfe likes to write about things that matter. Keeping her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the public sector world, she blogs about the latest legislative news and employee benefit trends that affect our school, city and county clients. She’s been with NIS since 2002. “I love connecting to our clients and providing them with the tools they need in order to administrate their plan,” says Erin. “Whether that be materials to educate their employees on certain benefits, how to effectively communicate change within an organization or just providing tips and how-to’s to help them make their job easier.”

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