Tuesday, December 10, 2013

25 Percent of Obamacare Sign-ups Are Uselessly Unreadable

The biggest issue here a that nobody knows whose enrollment is okay and whose is not. So 100 percent of applicants should be calling their carrier to ensure they have actually been signed up.  And of course we all know of that carries are not equipped to take that volume of calls...

This is from the Washington Post:
Obama administration officials announced Friday that the enrollment records for an estimated one in four Americans who chose health plans through the online federal marketplace in October and November had computer-generated errors that complicated their ability to finish buying coverage. Officials said that such errors have now become less common. 
Currently, the Web site, HealthCare.gov, is making mistakes in the records of an estimated one in 10 people signing up for a health plan, according to Julie Bataille, director of communications for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency that oversees the federal health-insurance exchange. 
Bataille emphasized that the 25 percent error rate for October and November — the exchange’s problem-ridden first two months — and the smaller current number are preliminary, drawn from a sample of enrollments. She said that more precise numbers will not be available until the CMS and insurers finish cross-checking enrollment lists to make sure that health plans know who has signed up for coverage....