BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Insurance Department was informed today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the Open Enrollment Period to accommodate consumers who attempted to enroll in coverage during the final hours of Open Enrollment but who may have experienced issues. The deadline to sign up for Jan. 1, 2020 coverage is now 2 a.m. CST on Dec. 18, 2019.
According to CMS, while the HealthCare.gov website and call center remained open for business on Dec. 15, the original enrollment deadline, with over half a million consumers enrolling throughout the day, some consumers were asked to leave their name at the call center. Those consumers who have already left their contact information at the call center do not need to call back and apply during this extension because a call center representative will follow up with them later this week.
North Dakotans wishing to enroll on the Health Insurance Exchange should visit www.healthcare.gov or call (800) 318-2596.