With a month to go, exchange enrollment high

Federal officials announced Wednesday that Georgia’s signup total for the insurance exchange reached 425,927 as of Jan. 16.

Sylvia Burwell
Sylvia Burwell

That’s an increase of more than 25,000 from the week before.

The state’s current enrollment greatly surpasses last year’s total of 316,543. It also indicates that the final number of Georgia enrollees may be near the half-million mark at the end of the open enrollment period Feb. 15.

Nationally, more than 7.1 million consumers are enrolled in exchange coverage, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said.

Georgia is one of 37 states using the federally run exchange. Among those states, only Florida, Texas and North Carolina have enrollment higher than Georgia’s, the HHS figures show.