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CareFirst dominates health exchange enrollments
CareFirst dominates health exchange enrollments

The vast majority of people who bought health insurance through the state's new online marketplace chose plans offered by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the state's dominant insurer. Even more called the carrier and enrolled directly, according to data obtained from the insurer. CareFirst reported for the first time that it had signed up more than 53,000 people through the health exchange as of April 9. The exchange reported Friday that almost 65,200 people had enrolled in private insurance through the four carriers selling on its website in the same time frame. Another 58,000 people called CareFirst directly to sign up, many possibly because the exchange experienced technical...