CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Time is running out for those who are seeking Jan. 2014 health insurance coverage by the Affordable Care Act. Monday is the deadline to enroll in the exchange to begin receiving coverage on January 1.
“You have to be enrolled by December 23rd and you have to pay your premiums by January 10th,” said Perry Bryant of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care. “They’ll still be able to enroll all the way up to March 31st, 2014. People eligible for Medicaid can enroll anytime.”
Bryant said the Healthcare.gov website is functioning better these days and more and more are signing up for the coverage. He said selling the program to people is no longer an issue and the main concern now is how to properly enroll.
“Most of the questions we get are, ‘How do I do it?’” he said. “People understand the value of health insurance and they want to get coverage, but they’re not quite sure how.”
Bryant says calling the call center at 1-800-318-2596 or at www.healthcare.gov