Barring some late action, the special enrollment period for Obamacare sign-ups — which actually extended the planned open enrollment period by 45 days — closed last night at midnight. Most state health insurance exchanges followed suit.
The yearly open enrollment period to sign up for health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was set to run from Nov. 15, 2014, through March 15 of this year. But when officials figured there would be late converts once they filed their taxes and saw they had to pay a penalty for not having insurance, a special enrollment period (SEP) was tacked on to run from March 16 through the end of April.
Results of the SEP have yet to be released.
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