Enrollment Trends monitors health insurance coverage in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where coverage is defined by unique Massachusetts residents with primary medical membership in the 13 largest commercial payers, MassHealth (Medicaid), or Medicare.
The August 2018 edition of Enrollment Trends offers insights into changes in health insurance coverage in Massachusetts from March 2016 through March 2018.
Key Findings from August 2018 Enrollment Trends
- Over four million Massachusetts residents received their primary, medical health insurance coverage through private commercial insurance between March 2016 and March 2018.
- In March 2018, MassHealth shifted approximately two-thirds of its Managed Care Organization (MCO) and Primary Care Clinician (PCC) plan enrollees to Accountable Care Organization (ACO) plans.
- Unsubsidized Qualified Health Plan (QHP) enrollment decreased by 14.4% (-7,000 members) from March 2017 to March 2018, while subsidized QHP enrollment increased by 55.0% (+5,000 members) over the same time period.