Policy & Research


Enrollment in Kansas Health Insurance Marketplace Declines (June 2019)

By Linda J. Sheppard, J.D., Hina B. Shah, M.P.H., Madison Hoover, M.S. | June 12, 2019

Enrollment in Kansas Health Insurance Marketplace Declines (June 2019)


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final summary enrollment data on March 25, 2019, for the sixth open enrollment period of the health insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This issue brief examines the results for the 2019 plan year, during which 89,993 Kansans — and 11.4 million consumers nationwide — selected or were automatically re-enrolled in a marketplace plan. 

Key points from the brief include:

  • During the latest open enrollment period, 89,993 Kansans enrolled in individual health insurance through the federally facilitated marketplace — 8,245 fewer than the previous year.
  • The average premium for a Kansas marketplace plan for enrollees in 2019 was $661 per enrollee per month. In 2018, the average was $624.
  • More than four in five (86.1 percent or 77,446) enrolled Kansans received Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTCs) to reduce the cost of their monthly premium payments.
  • The net average monthly premium for Kansas enrollees receiving APTC was $76.

The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.