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Health Exchange Extends Enrollment Deadline

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Nevada Health Link website  (photo: Tate South/KXNT/CBS Las Vegas)

Nevada Health Link website (photo: Tate South/KXNT/CBS Las Vegas)

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(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–The board that governs Nevada’s Health Exchange is offering more time for people to sign up, after numerous delays and glitches in getting Nevadans health care policies.

“The board has voted to hold a special enrollment period for all individuals that tried to enroll in Nevada Health Link before March 31, 2014. It will be a 60-day enrollment period”, said C.J. Bawden, spokesman for the exchange.

Bawden says the open enrollment encompasses anyone who  applies for coverage before March 31st, including those who have not yet applied, but do so before the end of this month.

Officials say up to 300,000 people may have tried over the past six months to choose a plan over Nevada Health Link but were thwarted by program errors in the system designed by Xerox.

Only about 22,000 people have successfully enrolled and paid for policies since the exchange went live Oct. 1.

Xerox officials had wanted the special enrollment be limited to about 10,000 people who have picked a plan but not yet paid for coverage.

 

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