ACA enrollment extension granted to some individuals

While the official deadline for enrollment in Qualified Health Plans (QHP) under the Affordable Care Act remains Monday, March 31st, some individuals may be granted an extension.  HHS and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), who oversee the federal exchange at healthcare.gov, will allow individuals who start their application by March 31st but are unable to finish, to complete their enrollment in the first weeks of April.  Beyond that, only individuals who qualify for a Special Enrollment Period may enroll in a qualified health plan between April 1st and November 15th.  You can read a more detailed article on the ACA enrollment extension, here.

Questions about whether this affects you, and what your options might be if you miss the deadline?  Call SASid and speak with a licensed insurance agent: 877-267-3752

Administration to allow non-compliant health plans for 2 more years

The Obama administration announced today that they will allow health insurance companies to renew non-compliant health plans for an additional 2 years.  They further stated that policy renewal extensions can continue through as late as October 1, 2016.  It’s their speculation that this will impact between 500,000 and 1.5 million people with so-called “transitional policies”.  Continue reading the entire development here.