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This book is B&W copy of government agency publication. This is the third in a series of issue briefs highlighting national and state-level enrollment-related information for the Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace hereafter). This briefMoreThis book is B&W copy of government agency publication. This is the third in a series of issue briefs highlighting national and state-level enrollment-related information for the Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace hereafter). This brief includes data for states that are implementing their own Marketplaces (also known as State-Based Marketplaces or SBMs), and states with Marketplaces that are supported by or fully run by the Department of Health and Human Services (including those run in partnership with states, also known as the Federally-facilitated Marketplace or FFM). This brief also includes some preliminary data on the characteristics of persons who have selected a Marketplace plan (by gender, age, and financial assistance status), and of the plans that they have selected (by metal level). Cumulative enrollment-related activity during the first three months (10-1-13 to 12-28-13) of the initial open enrollment period is reported for several metrics, including: the number of visits to the Marketplace websites, the number of calls to the Marketplace call centers, the number of completed applications submitted to the Marketplaces, the number of eligibility determinations processed by the Marketplaces for enrollment in a Marketplace plan (used throughout this report to refer to a Qualified Health Plan or QHP), the number of persons who have been determined or assessed eligible by the Marketplaces for Medicaid or the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP),1 and the number of persons who have selected a plan through the Marketplace. Data related to Medicaid and CHIP eligibility in this report are based on applications submitted through the Marketplaces. October and November data based on applications submitted through state Medicaid/CHIP agencies were released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in a separate report, Medicaid & CHIP: November Monthly Applications and Eligibility Determinations Report, December 20, 2013, which can be accessed at http: //www.medicaid.gov/AffordableCareAct/Me...- Moving-Forward-2014/Downloads/Medicaid-CHIP-Monthly-Enrollment-Report-Nov-2013.pdf. Comparable December 2013 enrollment data based on applications submitted through state Medicaid/CHIP agencies will be released in a subsequent report. This report features cumulative data for the three-month period because some people apply, shop, and select a plan across monthly reporting periods. We believe that these cumulative data provide the best snapshot of Marketplace enrollment-related activity to date. Ongoing efforts are underway to eliminate duplication associated with counting people in more than one month. Future monthly enrollment reports during the initial open enrollment period will continue to provide updated cumulative data. The cumulative number of individuals that have selected a Marketplace plan between 10-1-13 and 12-28-13 (including those who have paid a premium and those who have not yet paid a premium) is nearly 2.2 million.