Last Day to Sign Up for Health Care
December 22, 2013
NATIONAL (WENY) -- Today is the day, if you want health care coverage starting the first of the year you must sign up for it today.
On Friday President Obama admitted he screwed up on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. He also said more than one million people have signed up for health insurance through the new state and federal market places.
For today the government added 800 new people to the call centers, so more than 12,000 people are available to answer questions. Here's the catch though, people will not get coverage until they pay their first month's premium. People have until January 10 to pay their first premium. So people who register by Monday and pay their premium by January 10 will have coverage retroactive to January 1.
People may enroll on the marketplaces until March 31 to register for insurance and avoid a penalty fee.