Insurance Execs Say They're Not Panicking About Exchange Enrollment

Health insurers are expressing measured optimism for enrollment in the coverage they're selling on the health insurance exchanges after quietly grumbling for weeks that the fumbled rollout was undermining their business plans.

Health insurers are expressing measured optimism for enrollment in the coverage they're selling on the health insurance exchanges after quietly grumbling for weeks that the fumbled rollout was undermining their business plans.

Some health insurance executives expressed some modest bullishness on the exchanges Tuesday at the JP Morgan Healthcare conference in San Francisco, even though a day earlier HHS revealed that the enrollees so far are skewing older than many had hoped.

WellPoint President and CEO Joseph Swedish said he expects exchange enrollment to accelerate as people gain more familiarity with the plans and the potential subsidies available, and as a larger number of employers begin to gradually shift employees to the marketplaces.

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Source: Modern Healthcare