AHIP and BCBSA Statement on Open Enrollment

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."

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally-operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide healthcare coverage for 107 million members members – one-in-three Americans. For more information on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and its member companies, please visitbcbs.com. We encourage you to connect with us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube, follow us on Twitter and check out The BCBS Blog, for up-to-date information about BCBSA.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.