[Federal officials announced Monday that open enrollment for health insurance on HealthCare.gov has been extended through 2 a.m. CST on Wednesday, December 18. The announcement, which was made Monday morning, comes after some individuals using the federal call center on the final day of open enrollment were asked to leave their names instead of being allowed to enroll. Wisconsinites can call 2-1-1 to get free expert help enrolling or can go to www.HealthCare.gov to enroll online.]
The deadline for health insurance coverage in the individual market is ending this Sunday with plans becoming effective January 1. The Marketplace health insurance enrollment began on November 1. Mike Walston of Robertson, Ryan & Associates in Kewaunee explains what to do if you currently do not have coverage on an individual basis.
Walston says the coverage has remained about the same but some rates have come down while insurance offerings have increased from one to three this year in Kewaunee County.