Due To Strong Demand, Covered California Extends Deadlines For Plans Starting Jan. 1
In most states, to get January coverage, people need to sign up by today, but California is giving customers an extra week to enroll. Also, today's federal deadline for getting coverage for 2018 under the Affordable Care Act doesn't apply to Californians. But those signing up into January won't have their coverage start start until Feb. 1 at the earliest.
The Mercury News:
Covered California Extends Deadline For Plans Starting Jan. 1
Responding to a strong surge in demand, Covered California on Thursday announced that anyone who still hasn’t enrolled in a 2018 health insurance plan on the individual market now has until Dec. 22 to sign up for coverage that begins Jan. 1. ...While open enrollment ends for most states on Friday, Californians have until Jan. 31, 2018, to sign up. (Seipel, 12/14)
Deadline Extended One Week For January Covered California Plans
The deadline to sign up for an individual health insurance plan on the Covered California exchange for policies that start Jan. 1 has been extended by one week, due to a "surge in demand." ... More than 38,000 new people have signed up for coverage since Monday, according to a statement from Covered California. (Faust, 12/14)