- Associated Press - Sunday, February 1, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - More than 17,800 people in Wyoming have signed up for the first time or have been automatically re-enrolled in the federal health insurance coverage program as of Jan. 16.

Last year, nearly 12,000 individuals signed up in the state.

People have until Feb. 15 to sign up through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that of the Wyoming signees, 63 percent were re-enrolled in a plan and 37 percent picked a plan for the first time.

Some 91 percent chose a plan by which they get financial help from the government through tax credits.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1CPhd2U ) that there are two companies from which residents can buy insurance on the marketplace: WINHealth and Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Wyoming.


Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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