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Obamacare Deadline Extensions:

Published on December 17, 2016

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onexchangemapHealth Insurance Shoppers Can Still Get Coverage for January 1 at eHealth
Good news for health insurance shoppers who want coverage under a new plan to start on January 1, 2017!
December 15, 2016 had been the scheduled deadline to enroll in 2017 health insurance plans with coverage beginning January 1, 2017, but a number of government-run health insurance exchanges and insurance companies have announced extensions.
The information provided below is based on announcements and communications made by federal and state-based health insurance exchanges and health insurance companies with which eHealth has a relationship. This information is subject to change and is provided for informational purposes only. Some plans may be unavailable at eHealth.com in some states.
Enrollment Extensions for January 1, 2017 Coverage with a Subsidy1

  • December 19, 2016: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI, WY. Government-based health insurance exchanges in these states have indicated they will continue to accept applications for January 1, 2017 coverage through December 19, 2016.

Enrollment Extensions for January 1, 2017 Coverage without a Subsidy2

  • December 17, 2016: CT. At least one health insurance company has indicated it is accepting health insurance applications for January 1, 2017 coverage until December 17, 2016 in Connecticut.
  • December 19, 2016: GA, IN, KY, ME, MO, NM, NV. At least one health insurance company has indicated it is accepting health insurance applications for January 1, 2017 coverage until December 19, 2016 in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, New Mexico and Nevada.
  • December 20, 2016: IL, MD, OK, VA. At least one health insurance company has indicated it is accepting health insurance applications for January 1, 2017 coverage until December 20, 2016 in Illinois, Maryland, Oklahoma and Virginia.
  • December 25, 2016: NH, MA. At least one health insurance company has indicated it is accepting health insurance applications for January 1, 2017 coverage until December 25, 2016 in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
  • December 31, 2016: AK, CA, CO, IA, ID, LA, MT, ND, NE, NJ, NY, OR, TX, UT, WA, WI. At least one health insurance company has indicated it is accepting health insurance applications for January 1, 2017 coverage until December 31, 2016 in Alaska, California, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

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Health insurance shoppers in the states identified above who still wish to enroll in coverage starting January 1, 2017 should visit eHealth.com or their government health insurance exchange to review their options.
The current nationwide open enrollment period for individual and family health insurance began on November 1, 2016 and is scheduled to continue through January 31, 2017. For many consumers, this period may be their only chance to apply for premium subsidies and enroll in the major medical individual and family health insurance coverage they need for 2017.
Notes                                                                                                                                 
1 Information based on announcements made by Healthcare.gov and Covered California. Enrollment deadlines and extensions announced by government entities are subject to change and eHealth cannot guarantee consumers access to government subsidies or health insurance for a January 1, 2017 effective date. Other state-run exchanges may also allow enrollment beyond the December 15 deadline.
2 Information 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, 2017 effective date beyond the original December 15, 2016 deadline is subject to change and other conditions, and eHealth cannot guarantee that any insurance company will continue to accept applications for a January 1, 2017 effective date beyond December 15, 2016. Some insurance companies may only serve limited areas within a state.
 

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