Skip to comments.Consumers In Federal High-Risk Pools Get Special Enrollment Option For Marketplace
Posted on 04/25/2014 1:48:27 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Participants in the federal high-risk health insurance pool who havent yet signed up for other coverage can qualify for a 60-day special enrollment period that begins May 1, the Obama administration announced late Thursday.
In a notice posted on the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan website, officials said that participants in the high-risk program who have not yet purchased coverage through the health laws online marketplaces, or exchanges, can qualify for the new enrollment period. These people have until June 30 to pick a plan through the federal exchange, healthcare.gov, or their state marketplace, if their state runs one. No matter when they enroll in that time frame, benefits will be effective back to May 1, officials said. State-based marketplaces are adopting a similar special enrollment period.
On three separate occasions, administration officials have extended the enrollment deadline for the program, known as PCIP, which is now set to close April 30.
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But, they’ll still be penalized for not signing up by the previous deadline, right?
This Banana Republic is getting way overripe.
Obamacare is infinitely flexible.