Deadline Is Friday For Most ACA Insurance Sign-Ups, With Important Exceptions

A week after Hurricane Harvey swept through southern Texas in August, the streets of Katy, Texas, were still flooded. People in Puerto Rico and the Southeastern U.S. who were affected by the hurricanes are among those who may have extra time to enroll for 2018 health plans.

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A week after Hurricane Harvey swept through southern Texas in August, the streets of Katy, Texas, were still flooded. People in Puerto Rico and the Southeastern U.S. who were affected by the hurricanes are among those who may have extra time to enroll for 2018 health plans.

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Open enrollment on the federal health law’s marketplace — HealthCare.gov — ends Friday, and most people who want a plan for next year need to meet the deadline.

But some consumers who miss the cutoff could be surprised to learn they have the opportunity to enroll later.

“While a lot of people will be eligible … I am still worried that a lot of consumers won’t know it,” says Shelby Gonzales, a senior policy

Article source: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/12/12/569981749/deadline-is-friday-for-most-aca-insurance-sign-ups-with-important-exceptions?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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