This is good news and I’m sure will help many enrolling as well as allow more information to get to the insurance companies. First of all you have until December 31st to pay for the first premium due for coverage that begins January 1st, so that means you have be enrolled.
The enrollment deadline is now extended until December 23rd, a few more days to enroll. Enrollment has really picked up in California from what I am reading. If you are not part of the Federal exchange check your state exchange as dates may vary a bit as Connecticut allows payment as late at January 7th as one example.
Technology is really delegating the deadlines you could say. As complexities grow today with IT Infrastructures you have to make adjustments and technologists have been doing that for years. How may times did you see Microsoft extend operating system delays, they had a few.
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Technology delays are not going away anytime soon and will be more prevalent everywhere, so be patient. BD
Federal officials tried to offer a few extra breaks on Thursday for people struggling to buy health insurance by the new year. They gave people until Dec. 31 to pay their first premiums for coverage starting the very next day, and asked insurance companies to extend other deadlines, too.
It’s the latest in a series of extensions the Obama administration has made to the deadlines for buying health insurance because the federal website, and some of the state websites, work so poorly. The Health and Human Services department also formalized an eight-day extension that gives people until Dec. 23 to sign up for coverage that will start Jan. 1