- Associated Press - Monday, January 13, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The ranks of Indiana residents who have selected health insurance plans through a federally run online exchange are dominated by the oldest, and costliest, age groups.

Data released Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows Hoosiers ages 55-64 comprise 39 percent of those who selected plans between Oct. 1 and Dec. 28. Medicare starts at 65.

The next largest group was Hoosiers ages 45-54, comprising 20 percent of the total. The 26-34 and 35-44 age groups made up 14 percent each.

The data show more than 30,000 Indiana residents have selected their plans. About five in every six are receiving financial assistance under the health care overhaul.

Women make up about 56 percent of those signing up.