Monday, November 25, 2013

ACA HEALTH CARE - Enrollment Deadline Extended

"Enrollment delay for health care law coverage raises concerns for insurers" PBS Newshour 11/22/2013


SUMMARY:  The Obama administration announced changes to the health care law, pushing back the deadline to sign up for coverage.  Due to the troubled rollout, people will now have until December 23 to enroll in a policy that begins in 2014.  Jeffrey Brown gets details from Louise Radnofsky of The Wall Street Journal.

JEFFREY BROWN (Newshour):  Some of the key changes involve timelines for enrollment.

First, consumers trying to get new coverage starting January 1 now have an extra week to finish enrolling.  The new deadline to sign up is December 23.  The administration also announced it will push back the start of next year's enrollment period by one month.  That effectively means that in year two of the program, Americans can start signing up in mid-November 2014.

And late this afternoon, officials announced another change for this year.  Insurers will be able to directly enroll people in three states, Florida, Texas and Ohio.

Louise Radnofsky of The Wall Street Journal has been following these developments and is here to explain.

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