More than 100 technical people are working on the pilots in the three states, all of which have the federal government providing enrollment services for their citizens through HealthCare.gov. The pilots were announced last week by Bataille in a blog post .
Bataille provided no timetable on the readiness of the pilots or updated enrollment numbers.
The administration intends to double the number of users the site can handle simultaneously to 50,000 from 25,000 by Nov. 30, giving it a daily handling capacity of 800,000 visitors.
Another round of software fixes to the consumer-facing Web pages and “back end” functions were implemented “just last night,” Bataille said, aimed at making it easier for insurance agents and brokers to find plans online. Updates also should improve the display of information to consumers while shopping for health plans, she said.
“We have a lot of work left to do in the next few days,” Bataille said, with improvements made in computer hardware and software. The agency is on track to meet its goal of having the site ready to smoothly handle the “vast majority of users” by Nov. 30, she said.
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