The agency says payments must be received by Jan. 15, not just postmarked before that date.
#CoveredCA health plans have extended the deadline for the first month's payment to Jan. 15.— Covered California (@CoveredCA) January 5, 2014
The nine-day payment extension comes after the number of consumers signing up for insurance on California's health insurance exchange surged late last year, overwhelming the agency's website and call centers.
In late December, Covered California said more than 400,000 people had signed up for policies through the exchange.
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