By Emily McKinley, Health Information Specialist We have entered the final month of Marketplace open enrollment, and soon the ACA application fury should be winding down. At least, we hope the glitches will be fixed and consumers will have active insurance giving everyone a bit of a breather from this hectic and, well, less than ideal enrollment period. So, before open enrollment ends, here are a final few tips and reminders. Open enrollment ends March 31. To guarantee coverage effective April 1, you must enroll prior to March 15. As a tip, if you do miss this deadline, try calling the insurer directly, requesting an April 1 active date, and pay your premium before then. The insurance company may be able to work with you but is not required to do so (and, may, in fact, be held hostage to the processes of the Marketplace). For those who have experienced technical difficulties and delays with regard to determining eligibility, a new bulletin released by HHS states that
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