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Last evening the US Administration made another “adjustment” in the ACA.
· (Bloomberg) – Americans will get more time to enroll in Obamacare insurance plans if they started the process but were unable to complete it before theMarch 31 deadline.
· “If consumers are in line on the 31st and can’t finish, we won’t shut the door on them,” said Joanne Peters, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, in an e-mail. Under the health care law, consumers who aren’t insured by the end of March may have had to pay a penalty of as much as 1% of their income.
For any of you or friends who were trying to sign up for an exchange plan, the process is now to register on the exchange then select the link for “unable to sign up”. This gives the individual an extension to complete their enrollment.
As reported in the Washington Post:
Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on HealthCare.gov to indicate that they tried to enroll before the deadline. This method will rely on an honor system; the government will not try to determine whether the person is telling the truth.