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Deadline arriving for health insurance sign-ups

Local News, News | Mar 31, 2014

Deadline arriving for health insurance sign-ups

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey advocates are pushing uninsured residents to sign up for health insurance as a deadline approaches.

Open enrollment in the new health insurance exchange ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday. People who try to sign up by then but can’t complete their applications due to circumstances beyond their control will be given a grace period.

Federal officials hope nearly 100,000 New Jersey residents sign up for the coverage.

As of the end of February, about 74,000 had enrolled.

The insurance exchange is a key part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Coverage is available with subsidies for many residents, depending on their family size and income.
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