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Deadline for insurance marketplace approaching

Penalty for no coverage climbs to $695 in 2016

 

The current open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act will end on Jan. 31.

Since Nov. 1, when the annual enrollment period began, 8.6 million people have signed up for health coverage through HealthCare.gov or renewed their coverage, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Nationwide, 11.3 million people have signed up through Health Insurance Marketplaces.

Nebraska is among the 38 states that use HealthCare.Gov, and from November through last week, 79,000 state residents had enrolled.

For plans selected by Jan. 15,...



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