Thousands of Americans who signed up via, applications not submitted to Insurers

An exclusive report published in the Washington Post on Saturday revealed that thousands of people who submitted applications on in the first weeks of its launch did not see their applications submitted to insurers. Up to 15,000 users have not had the plans they thought they purchased submitted to insurance companies, according to a new federal estimate.

The Post  reports that 834 transmission errors, the code that transmits data from the federal insurance exchange website to insurers, are now down to less than 1 percent. However, the early high error rate has resulted in a significant amount of confusion for the sites initial users.

We’re making sure that as we do the intense data reconciliation, we identify the things that need to be resolved so consumers can confirm they’re enrolled,” said Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokeswoman Julie Bataille in an interview with the Post  on Friday.

During the first two weeks of October, the new federal analysis estimates, nearly 10 percent of enrollments were missing an 834 transmission. That number rose to 15 percent in mid-October before steadily declining through November.

Insurers have been expressing their concerns about what they describe as ‘orphan files’ in which insurance shoppers believe they have purchased policies and are unaware that the exchanges did not notify insurers of their purchase.

h/t Washington Post

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