People who were "in line" to enroll in Obamacare insurance plans as of this past Monday's deadline, but were unable to finish their applications because of technical problems on the federal exchange HealthCare.gov, will need to complete their enrollment by April 15—the same day as the dreaded income tax filing deadline.
The federal government last week said it would grant a grace period to people who ran into trouble finishing their enrollments on HealthCare.gov after starting the application process. But until Wednesday, officials had not disclosed how long that extension, the latest in a series of deadline shifts, would last.
"For those in line on the 31st [of March], we encourage consumers to finish the process as soon as possible. They must complete their enrollment by no later than the 15th [of April] for coverage this year," said Aaron Albright, spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.