On Jan. 14, the Obama administration announced another enrollment delay for people with pre-existing conditions, extending the deadline from Jan. 31 to March 15, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Joanne Peters, HHS spokesperson, said in a statement, “As part of our continuing effort to help smooth consumers’ transition into Marketplace coverage, we are allowing those covered by [the Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan] additional time to shop for new coverage while they receive the ongoing care and treatment they need.” This is the second extension of the pre-existing condition enrollment deadline.
Small businesses can apply any time throughout the year, but for coverage to start March 1, the completed SHOP application must be submitted by Feb. 15 and the premium payment must be received by Feb. 25. For a schedule of enrollment deadlines and effective and payment dates, visit www.coveredca.com/small-business.
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