The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that it has extended the deadline to Dec. 23 for consumers that want health insurance coverage purchased through the marketplaces that begins Jan. 1.

CNN is reporting that CMS extended the deadline from its original date of Dec. 15.

Yesterday CMS announced that open enrollment for next year has also been extended a week as well as postponed. Instead of beginning Oct. 15, 2014 as originally planned it will begin Nov. 15. Instead of ending Dec. 7, it will remain open until Jan. 15, 2015.


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