Covered California extends enrollment deadline

SACRAMENTO (KUSI) – Covered California announced an extension of the first major deadline to have health insurance starting Jan. 1.

The extension is in response to a surge of interest in enrollment and to ensure consumers have ample time to enroll amid news reports of a legal ruling on the Affordable Care Act, according to Covered California. The announcement comes on the final day of the federal open enrollment period, and hours after a Texas United States Court District Court Judge declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.

  • Covered California is extending today’s deadline to Friday, Dec 21, for consumers who want health care coverage that starts on Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Consumers who enroll after Dec. 21, and by Jan. 15, will have their coverage start on Feb.

The original deadline was midnight on Dec. 15.

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