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Government Deadline arrives in health care law for Jan. 1 coverage

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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

HOUSTON (AP) — Individuals looking to purchase health insurance during the second round of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act have until Feb. 15 to sign up.

But if they want that insurance to begin Jan. 1, the deadline to make that happen is Monday.

Residents who bought insurance during the first enrollment period would not need to do anything as they will likely be automatically reenrolled in their 2014 plan or a similar one. But health advocates and insurers are urging people to carefully review their plan as better ones could be available this time around.

In Texas — which has the highest uninsured rate in the nation — more than 733,000 individuals selected an insurance plan during the first enrollment period.

 

 

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