Health insurance sign-up extended to August 15

This spring’s federal pandemic aid legislation included a provision that could reduce the cost of health insurance available under the Affordable Care Act, the decade-old program that has provided federally subsidized insurance to millions of Americans.

The extended deadline to sign up for the latest savings is Aug. 15.

The American Rescue Plan, signed into law in March, included a provision for a special enrollment period and additional savings, in particular to help people who lost jobs, income or insurance coverage due to the economic hit of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

A three-month exte...


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