Highmark: More enroll in plans
December 11, 2013 10:35 AM

HARRISBURG (AP) — Highmark, one of Pennsylvania’s biggest insurers, said it’s seeing more people enrolling in its plans through the federal health insurance marketplace.

The Pittsburgh-based insurer said just over 10,000 people had enrolled through Monday, and it said the rate of people enrolling is growing.

About 2,200 Pennsylvanians had selected an insurance plan on the marketplace in the first few weeks after it opened Oct. 1. But the operation of the troubled online gateway website, Healthcare.gov, has improved in the past couple weeks after persistent glitches were fixed.

Enrollment by Dec. 23 is necessary for coverage to begin Jan. 1.

People with low-to-moderate incomes are eligible for federal tax credits to help pay for a plan.

Pennsylvania is relying on a federally run online marketplace because Gov. Tom Corbett declined the task.

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