Deadline approaches for health insurance enrollment

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You'll want to leave plenty of time for remembering your log-in, estimating your income for 2019 to determine your premium subsidy (if eligible), waiting on hold for customer service if you encounter a glitch - and course, for comparing your plan options.

Some states running their own exchanges have set a later deadline for enrolling in coverage for 2019, but in these cases you may still need to enroll by December 15 if you want your coverage to start on January 1.

Justice Department lawyers urged the judge to strike down the individual mandate and provisions requiring insurance companies to cover individuals with preexisting health conditions and charge them the same premiums as healthy individuals. A year ago two federal judges - one in Philadelphia and one in Oakland, California - had blocked the government from enforcing a new guideline allowing businesses or nonprofits to obtain exemptions from the contraception policy on moral or religious grounds. Since Nov. 1, when open enrollment began, 4.1 million people have chosen health plans on the exchange.

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For the very first time since started offering coverage, average premium rates for a benchmark silver plan in 2019 have gone down across the 39 states that use the federal platform.

Tomorrow is the last day to enroll in Obamacare coverage for 2019.

Saturday is the last day of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. Consumers have more plans to choose from to find the best fit for themselves.

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Consumers can enroll online at or by reaching the federal call center at 1-800-318-2596.

O'Brien said 10 million more people have full-time jobs, which means they have or can get health insurance through their employer. Agents and Brokers can help consumers enroll through the Exchange or handle the whole process.

The open enrollment deadline falls on a Saturday this year, and many doctors offices aren't open on the weekend.

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Both the CMS Administrator and HHS Secretary have conducted earned media encouraging people to enroll and social media outreach.