People looking to get insurance coverage that starts on the New Year have an extra day to enroll.
The original deadline was 8 p.m. in Alaska. United Way navigator Crystal Bourland says the government has granted a last minute extension. The new deadline is 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
The extension applies to the actual enrollment, not the application process. People who want coverage to begin Jan. 1 still need to have the application process completed today.
“I would recommend that people, if they are needing coverage by Jan. 1, go ahead and get online or call the call center, whichever way you’ve already gone about it, and make sure that you’re through the application process, and then also be looking at those different plans, and go ahead and enroll in a plan today or tomorrow,” says Bourland.
Bourland says Tuesday’s deadline is just the first. Open enrollment goes until March 31.
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- More than 50 pilots and flight attendants picketed Monday afternoon in front of Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. Their goal was to call on Alaska Airlines management to give them what they view as fairer wages and benefits.
- Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said being unaffiliated has helped him and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott work on issues without concern about party politics.
- The state has pushed back the bid deadline for the ferry Taku – again. That’s because a potential buyer wants more time.