New York Opts To Extend Health Law Enrollment Period Despite Shorter Federal Deadline
"Our goal is to ensure that consumers have adequate time to shop for and enroll in the health plan that is best for their family,” Donna Frescatore, executive director of New York State of Health, says. In other news, Covered California announces premium increases for its small-business exchange.
New York Extends ObamaCare Enrollment Deadline
New York will extend its open enrollment period for ObamaCare plans, citing concerns about an earlier deadline set by the federal government. New York's open enrollment will now begin on Nov. 1 and end on Jan. 31, officials said on Thursday. The Trump administration cut this year's open enrollment in half for states that use the federal marketplace. It will end for those states on Dec. 15. (Hellmann, 9/7)
San Francisco Chronicle:
Health Premiums To Rise 5.6% On Covered California’s Small Business Exchange
Insurance premiums for health plans on Covered California’s small business exchange will rise 5.6 percent in 2018, Covered California announced Thursday. Nearly 36,000 Californians receive health insurance through the small business exchange, where companies with 100 or fewer employees can purchase health plans for their workers. (Ho, 9/7)