Updated Dec 15, 2017 - Health

People ‘in line’ for ACA coverage can finish enrolling later

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People who are “in line” to sign up for insurance through HealthCare.gov by the end of the day today will be allowed to finish the process later, the Health and Human Services Department says.

Why it matters: The last day of open enrollment tends to be especially busy, and in the past, some consumers haven’t been able to make it all the way through the process before the end of the day. HHS’ standard practice has been to let those consumers to finish up later, but but the department hadn’t said definitively until today whether that practice would continue this year.

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