ACA Signups Extended

Due to technical problems with its website HealthCare.gov, CMS and HHS announced a week-long extension for signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Due to technical problems with its website HealthCare.gov, CMS and HHS today announced a week-long extension for signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Most states have also issued extensions on their state-run signup sites, due both to extreme weather and high traffic volume on their websites.

The federal signup deadline was originally set for midnight, Feb. 15. However, a major problem for the federal HealthCare.gov site arose Feb. 14 when the site lost its income-verification capability for 9 hours. That added to long call center delays consumers were already experiencing.

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