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AHIP and BCBSA Statement on Open Enrollment

October 14, 2013

AHIP and BCBSA Statement on Open Enrollment

America's Health Insurance Plans' (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's (BCBSA) President and CEO Scott Serota jointly released the following statement today on open enrollment:

"In the first two weeks of the six-month open enrollment process, we have seen a very high level of interest from consumers across the country wanting to sign up for health care coverage.  Health plans are engaged in a variety of activities to help individuals and families understand their options and enroll in a plan that is right for them.

"Experienced systems experts from across the industry are working closely with federal and state exchange officials to help address operational issues as they arise, similar to what was done during the introduction of the Medicare prescription drug program.  As the new marketplaces move forward, we are confident consumers will be able to get the coverage they need."