Did you miss the deadline for health insurance starting 1/1/2015? Think again!

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Did you miss the deadline for health insurance starting 1/1/2015? Think again!

Published on December 19, 2014

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On December 16, 2014 eHealth identified thirty-seven states where at least one health insurance company is accepting health insurance applications for Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plans that begin January 1, 2015.
The official deadline for coverage starting on January 1, 2015 was December 15, 2014.
Here is a list of states and extended deadlines:
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  • December 19, 2014: States with at least one health insurance company accepting applications for January 1 coverage until December 19, 2014 include: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
  • December 20, 2014: States with at least one health insurance company accepting applications for January 1 coverage until December 20, 2014 include: Texas, Maryland, and Virginia.
  • December 21, 2014: At least one health insurance company in California indicates it is accepting health insurance applications for January 1 coverage until December 21, 2014.
  • December 23, 2014: At least one health insurance company in Massachusetts indicates it is accepting health insurance applications for January 1 coverage until December 23, 2014.
  • December 24, 2014: States with at least one health insurance company accepting applications for January 1 coverage until December 24, 2014 include: Louisiana and New York.
  • December 25, 2014: At least one health insurance company in Pennsylvania indicates it is accepting health insurance applications for January 1 coverage until December 25, 2014.
  • December 31, 2014: States with at least one health insurance company accepting applications for January 1 coverage until December 31, 2014 include: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Government-run health insurance exchanges in states including California, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maryland, and New York have extended application deadlines for January 1, 2014 coverage as well. But, the information released by eHealth relates only to people shopping for non-subsidized ACA-compliant major medical health insurance plans at eHealth.com.
Consumers should be aware that insurance companies have the option to accept applications for January 1, 2015 coverage beyond the December 15, 2014 deadline as well and may do so at their discretion.
Anyone who wants to sign up for coverage that starts January 1, 2015 should visit eHealth.com to review their coverage options and talk to one of our licensed agents.
The nationwide open enrollment period for individual and family health insurance plans started on November 15, 2014 and is scheduled to end on February 15, 2015.
Readers should be aware that this information is based solely on eHealth’s review of data provided to it by insurance companies with which eHealth has a relationship. Any insurance company’s decision to offer coverage for a January 1, 2015 effective date beyond the standard December 15, 2014 deadline is subject to change or other conditions, and eHealth cannot guarantee that any insurance company will continue to accept applications for a January 1, 2015 effective date beyond December 15, 2014.  Some insurance companies may only serve limited areas within a state.

 
 
 

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