Is the MA Boom Over? 2024 AEP Results Reflect Continued Slowdown

Medicare Advantage growth is slowing down after a pandemic-era windfall, according to AIS Health’s analysis of the 2024 Annual Election Period (AEP). As of February — when then the final AEP data is reported — total MA enrollment was approaching 33 million lives (AIS’s collection of AEP data excludes some Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles; see note below). That’s a 4.0% increase from October 2023, when the AEP began, and down from 4.6% during the same time period last year and a high of 6.8% in 2021. CMS previously projected that MA enrollment would increase by roughly 7% to 33.8 million this year; the AIS Health analysis shows that MA enrollment grew 7.1% from a year ago.

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Carina Belles

Carina Belles

Carina is a reporter at AIS, specializing in public sector data research, trend analysis and infographics. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University, joining AIS shortly after graduating in 2014.

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