Obamacare enrollment deadline extended

7:41 PM, Dec 23, 2013   |    comments
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Video: Obamacare Deadline Looms for Jan. 1 Coverage

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(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- The deadline is now Tuesday to sign up on HealthCare.gov for an insurance policy that will take effect January 1.

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Various reports Monday afternoon confirmed the original Dec. 23 deadline had been pushed back one day.

There is a March 31 deadline to obtain a policy before people without coverage are subject to paying a penalty, Georgia Health News notes.

However, the Obama administration Thursday night slipped in a late loophole to help people who have had individual policies canceled. If you are among the people facing cancellations, you will be exempt from penalties if you go without insurance next year, the White House said.

People who have had their policy canceled will also be allowed to buy catastrophic coverage, which is generally designed for people under age 30, or those who qualify for a hardship exemption from the requirement to obtain coverage.

(Atlanta Business Chronicle)

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