Affordable Care Act 2013 Extension
Since October 1, 2013 when the Marketplace opened and individuals were able to start shopping for health insurance in one place, the deadline for having insurance has been ticking down. Last week the President announced a small extension in obtaining health insurance and having your coverage begin on the first possible day, which is January 1, 2014.
As long as a person enrolls through the Marketplace (whether online, by phone, in person, or by mail) and pays their first month premium by December 23, 2013, that person will have health insurance coverage beginning January 1.
This eight day extension leaves you three weeks to enroll in a Marketplace plan and be covered by January 1, 2014.
If you purchase your insurance coverage outside of the Marketplace, please contact your health insurance company for your coverage effective date.