Obamacare’s Most Recent Dates and Deadlines
There is a flurry of deadlines approaching as December draws to a close, and they have nothing to do with holiday shopping. Several important dates for the Affordable Care Act are near, but with all of the recent changes, confusion may be taking precedent over knowing when to sign up or pay premiums.
The Department of Health and Human Services (or, HHS) announced tweaks to the Obamacare calendar last week. Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans, worried about how this would impact individuals seeking insurance.
“With only weeks to go before coverage begins, continued changes to the rules and guidance could exacerbate the challenges associated with helping consumers through the enrollment process,” Ignagni said in a statement, “Health plans will continue to do everything they can to protect consumers from potential coverage disruptions caused by the ongoing technical problems with Healthcare.gov.” To set the dates straight, here are the deadlines for signing up for health insurance as they currently stand.