Deadline looms for health insurance enrollment

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa residents are hurrying to buy health insurance on the federal marketplace website before a looming coverage deadline.

Experts helping people enroll in plans say Monday that they have been busy getting people help in recent days. The deadline to sign up on the federal exchange for coverage that starts Jan. 1 was Monday, but federal officials have now effectively extended that deadline through Tuesday.

Iowa is one of 36 states using the federal enrollment website. This grace period for enrollment is one of many adjustments during a troubled roll-out for President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Nicole Kock, a navigator with Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa, says that an extension will benefit those seeking insurance. She says it gives people a little more time to plan.

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Chris was born and raised in Webster City, IA. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.