Centene Corp. expects its peak health insurance marketplace enrollment for 2019 to surpass this year's by 150,000 to 200,000 members.
The new estimate is based on data reported through Dec. 16. The company previously estimated peak enrollment to be 50,000 to 150,000 higher than 2018 at its Dec. 14 investor day.
The projections exclude about 80,000 Fidelis Care marketplace members.
The enrollment periods for several state-based exchanges extend beyond Dec. 15, while the enrollment period for the federal exchange has concluded. Final enrollment is determined following the premium binder payments of the members.
Centene will update its guidance for final membership enrollment on its full-year 2018 earnings call on Feb. 5, 2019.