Amid reports of administration problems, the state-based California exchange has pushed back the payment deadline for coverage starting Jan. 1.
The Covered California individual market exchange is changing the due date for private “qualified health plan” coverage to Jan. 15, from Jan. 6.
Earlier, carriers decided to accept payments for coverage issued through both state-based and federally run exchanges up until Jan. 10.
Payments for Jan. 1 coverage actually must be in the carriers hands by Jan. 15, not simply postmarked that day, exchange officials said.
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“The extension also assures health insurance companies time to mail the invoices and for consumers to have received the documents,” officials said.
Payments for QHP coverage will be due at the beginning of each month, officials said.