It Is Now December 1st: Do You Know Where Your Healthcare Is?

From the site (Dec. 1)

The Health Insurance Marketplace online application isn’t available from approximately 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. EST daily while we make improvements. Additional down times may be possible as we work to make things better. The rest of the site and the Marketplace call center remain available during these hours.

How we’re working to improve

We’re committed to updating you on our progress as we work to improve Check back often to get the latest information on the status of our site.

And remember, there are 4 ways you can apply for coverage.

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We’ve increased capacity and made software fixes that will greatly enhance the ability of consumers to use to shop for and enroll in health plans that meet their needs.

Over the weekend, we implemented software fixes focused on enhancing the user experience, improving enrollment, and streamlining the workflow for agents, brokers and call center representatives. Additionally, we added storage capacity in the CMS Data center. This infrastructure improvement will enable increased processing power as more users move through the system.

Friday, November 22: Progress on capacity will work smoothly for the vast majority of users by the end of November. We’re making progress: Average response time is now under 1 second, the error rate is less than 1%, and we’re making upgrades to double capacity so we can support more simultaneous users.

Read more about progress on capacity…

Thursday, November 21: Ongoing software fixes improve user experience

Last night, we added several dozen software fixes that address key functions of the website. These fixes improved user experience, the enrollment process, and the workflow for agents, brokers, and call center representatives.

Read more about the ongoing software fixes…

Tuesday, November 19: Making the enrollment process easier

We’ve completed fixes for two-thirds of the high priority bugs that our team identified as being responsible for issues with 834 transactions and Direct Enrollment.

Read more about making the enrollment process easier…

Monday, November 18: Progress over the weekend

Over the past few weeks, we’ve made measurable progress to improve, addressing both software glitches and hardware upgrades–-all of which will make a meaningful difference in the consumer experience.

Read more about progress over the weekend…

Saturday, November 16: Weekly wrap up

As we continue to improve HealthCare.Gov, we want to provide you with a wrap up of the fixes we’ve made to the site over the last week and give you an update on open enrollment.

Read more about this week’s improvements…

Friday, November 15: Making measurable progress

We’ve made measurable progress and the changes and improvements we’ve made over the last few weeks are having a positive impact on system performance. We’ve crossed more than 200 bug fixes off of our punch list and driven the error rate down below 1%.

Read more about how we’re making measurable progress…

Tuesday, November 12: Improving user experience

We’ve made substantive progress over the weekend on – implementing updates that will improve the user experience, improve system throughput, and streamline the process for agent/brokers and customer service representatives.

Read more about improving user experience…

Saturday, November 9: A progress update

We’ve put major fixes in place over the last three weeks, improving site performance. Learn about the fixes, and read the stories of Americans who are successfully finishing their applications using

Read more about our progress, and Americans’ success stories…

Friday, November 8: How we’re measuring progress

Two of the metrics by which we are measuring progress are response time and error rate. Response time is how fast the system responds to user requests. Error rate is a measure of the frequency of system time outs or failures that prevent a user from advancing. We’ve made meaningful progress against both of these metrics.

Read more about how we’re measuring our progress…

Thursday, November 7: Best practices for improvements

We experienced new stresses on the system further downstream in the application revealing new capacity issues. Overnight, we added hardware to help alleviate that pressure. In addition, QSSI has established a new protocol that will help us make progress on our punch list and continuously improve the functionality and performance of

Read more about the latest improvements…

Wednesday, November 6: An update on

Overnight, we added a new software release that included dozens of fixes focused on improving the user experience and agent and broker processes. Some of you may still be experiencing difficulties logging in or slowness in the Marketplace application. We are working to rapidly resolve those issues.

Read more about the work that was done overnight…

Monday, November 4: A weekend of work brings more progress

We’ve made more than a dozen important fixes to the application and enrollment system to improve performance and functionality. This includes fixes to correct information on 834 notices that insurance companies use to process enrollments.

Read more about the work that was done over the weekend…

Friday, November 1: An update on progress

We’ve made progress this week in crossing items off the punch list, fixing bugs, and improving site performance. works better today for users than it did last week and we will continue to measure our progress, hold teams accountable, and drive upgrades to improve the consumer experience.

Read more about how we’re making progress…

Thursday, October 31: More information on the tech surge

We’ve added key personnel from the government and private sector, including expert engineers and technology managers from Google, Oracle, and Red Hat.

Read more about how we are strengthening our technology team…

Tuesday, October 29: Improving the account registration process

We’ve made significant progress since October 1 to deliver a much smoother account registration process for consumers. Several new fixes have substantially reduced the error rate and increased our capacity.

Read more about improving the registration process…

Monday, October 28: Continued improvements to

Working over the weekend with new management in place, the tech team made some fixes to address performance and functionality. We’re diagnosing problems and making quick decisions with developers to resolve issues in real time.

Read more about our continued improvements…

Saturday, October 26: What’s working in the Marketplace

Every day, we’re using the Data Services Hub – a secure and efficient tool – to help you and your family get affordable, quality health care. Yesterday, we announced a clear path forward so that by the end of November, will work smoothly for the vast majority of consumers.

Read more about what’s working…

Wednesday, October 23: See how we’re making better

Over the last few days, we’ve shared updates with you on our tech surge and the steps we’re taking to ensure that gets better. Moving forward we will provide updates through regular blogs and press telebriefings.

Read more about making better…

Tuesday, October 22: A technology surge for

We’ve brought in experts from across the federal government and private sector to improve the consumer experience on

Read more about the tech surge…

Sunday, October 20: Making improvements to

The initial consumer experience of has not lived up to the expectations of the American people. We’re working around the clock and committed to doing better.

Read more about how we’re making improvements…

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