Once again the Obama administration has extended the deadline for affordable health care coverage. The final day for open enrollment was March 31st. However due to technical difficulties caused by the masses logging on last minute many seeking health insurance were unable to complete their registration by the deadline. An extension was given to assist those in fear of being penalized for missing the deadline.
Those who have started the process to sign up for health insurance through the marketplace now have until April 15th to sign up for health insurance. This extension is only for those who have started the enrollment process, have a user name and password and were unable to complete it due to technical difficulties.
After April 15, those who have not signed up for health insurance may face penalties on their next year’s tax return. Plus, they will not be able to sign up for private health insurance until the next open enrollment, which is expected in November 2014.