Applications Increased 31% during ACA’s 2nd Week


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Following a surge in web traffic during Week One, likely boosted by curious visitors not intending to enroll at that time, Week Two saw visits to decline by 56% (down to 4.13 million unique visitors) as curiosity faded. Week Two (ended October 12th) also saw evidence of improved site performance, as more visitors moved successfully through the application process.

weekly unique visitors to and weekly completed eligibility applications


  • 46% of consumers attempting to register on during Week Two were successful, up from 27% in Week 1
  • Eligibility application starts rose 88% to 368,000
  • Total completed applications rose 31% to 47,000

This research is based on data from the Compete panel of 2 million US consumers. The data are weighted, normalized and projected to represent the US Internet population. For this analysis, we measured the number of people visiting various pages on, and then projected the incidence of this behavior.

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