Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Feds, state will allow mid-April enrollment for people who start but don't complete Obamacare applications by March 31

"The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health-care plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline," The Washington Post reports. "Federal officials confirmed Tuesday evening that all consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on www.HealthCare.gov, but who do not finish by Monday, will have until about mid-April to ask for an extension."

The announcement will not change the policies and procedures of the Kentucky Health Benefits Exchange (branded as Kynect), said its executive director, Carrie Banahan. She said the exchange was already planning to enroll by April 15 people who had filed an application but not selected a plan by March 31, and will also enroll people who can show they tried to apply by March 31 but were prevented from doing so by a technical difficulty.

Here is more background from the Post.

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