SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The variety of Utah residents enrolling in insurance coverage utilizing the federal well being alternate has surpassed the quantity who used the system final 12 months.

The Deseret Information reported the Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Providers says 62,090 Utah residents bought insurance coverage utilizing the alternate as of Nov. 23.

The company’s information exhibits 56,105 folks had enrolled by the identical time final 12 months.

The well being alternate’s open enrollment interval started Nov. 1 and is scheduled to run by means of Dec. 15.

Federal information signifies the common benchmark plan premium in Utah decreased from $509 in 2019 to $456 for 2020.

{Officials} say the nationwide enrollment of two.37 million by Nov. 23 was a few 2.1% lower from the identical level final 12 months when there have been 2.42 million registrations.

Info from: Deseret Information,

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