58 South Dakotans pick new health insurance plans
November 14. 2013 9:43AM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that 58 South Dakota residents have signed up for a health insurance plan through a federally run online marketplace during its first month in operation.
The federal report issued Nov. 13 shows that South Dakota has the third fewest sign-ups so far in the nation, behind Alaska and North Dakota.
The federal report said the insurance exchange had 1,491 completed applications from South Dakota through Nov. 2. Those applications sought coverage for 3,081 people.
South Dakota is using the federal website because state officials chose not to create a state-run marketplace.