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It's Not Just Your Taxes That Are Due Tonight

Applicants have until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.

California residents have until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday to complete their applications for health insurance through Covered California. The original deadline for health coverage applications was March 31, but Covered California extended a grace period through today after its website was inundated with traffic on the last day of March. 

"We recognize that people may not have been able to get through, either by phone or on their computer, to enroll by the March 31 deadline, so we are allowing them to get the help of an assister to cross the finish line," Covered California executive director Peter Lee said in a statement. 
 
Consumers who created online accounts and completed the first page of the application by 11:59 p.m. on March 31 can simply log into their Covered California account and complete their application before midnight tonight in order to be eligible for coverage starting May 1. 
 
Consumers who were unable to start an application due to technical difficulties can still contact authorized certified enrollment counselors, certified insurance agents and county human service agencies and explain why they missed the deadline. The certified assisters can help them complete an application and select a plan by tonight. Consumers can find a certified assister at www.CoveredCa.com
 
Covered California is the state's health insurance marketplace under the federal Affordable Care Act. Covered California allows consumers to shop for plans from a number of providers and access subsidies they may be eligible for. Today's deadline does not affect low- and no-cost Medi-Cal insurance enrollment, which continues year-round through the Covered California website.

By Bay City News Service
David Fanella April 15, 2014 at 05:31 PM
The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HiCAP) is offering a free presentation about Medicare. The purpose of this presentation is to help you understand Your Medicare coverage. May 7th, 2014 6:00PM Redwood City Library 1044 Middlefield Redwood City I have posted this comment to the audience of this article in case you are Medicare eligible Covered California will likely not able to assist you, but HiCAP can help get you out of a Medicare Maze. Also for Renee Schiavone hoping you could contact me for this news tip I could not locate the local editor contact button the main page, help please! Thanks David, Outreach Coordinator (650) 627-9350

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