Colorado health insurance exchange releases metrics from opening week
DENVER — Despite some technical problems, thousands of Coloradans signed up for accounts with the new state health insurance marketplace website during its first week, according to metrics released Monday.
Connect for Health Colorado, the marketplace associated with the federal Affordable Care Act, saw 162,941 unique visitors during the period between Oct. 1 and Oct. 7, operators reported. Of those, 18,174 people created accounts.
“Our first week of operations was exciting and extremely busy as more than a hundred thousand Coloradans visited our website to start the shopping process for health insurance,” CEO Patty Fontneau said. “This is a strong start as we work to sign up thousands of Coloradans for health insurance.”
Three hundred and five total “lives” (people) were covered in the first week. Open enrollment continues through March of 2014.
Connect for Health Colorado also reported 97.25 percent “uptime” of the website, and an average wait time of five minutes, 44 seconds for residents who called the marketplace phone line.
For more information, visit the marketplace website or call 1-855-752-6749.