Key Obamacare Deadline Pushed Back

Key Obamacare Deadline Pushed Back
Posted: 11/22/2013 3:15 pm EST | Updated: 11/22/2013 4:52 pm EST
By: Jeffery Young at

WASHINGTON — Health insurance consumers will have an extra eight days to choose a health plan that will be in place on New Year’s Day, a federal official said Friday.

In order to ensure that new coverage is active on Jan. 1, consumers will have until Dec. 23 to choose a health plan, a shift from the Dec. 15 deadline previously in force, according to a new standard announced by the Department of Health and Human Services. The first premium payment to insurers doesn’t have to be made until Dec. 31. Click here to read the entire article.

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