California health exchange extends payment deadline

Covered California says more than 400,000 people signed up for coverage by late December

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The agency running California's health insurance exchange has extended the deadline for payments until January 15.

Covered California said Sunday that health coverage will continue to take effect on Jan. 1 but the payment deadline has been extended to prevent consumers from feeling rushed to pay recently received invoices.

The agency says payments must be received by Jan. 15, not just postmarked before that date. The nine-day payment extension comes after the number of consumers signing up for insurance on California's health insurance exchange surged late last year, overwhelming the agency's website and call centers.

In late December, Covered California said more than 400,000 people had signed up for policies through the exchange.

comments powered by Disqus

Photo Galleries

  • Unusual celebrity baby names
    Megan Fox Instagram via CNN

    Unusual celebrity baby names

    ������ Megan Fox's third child with Brian Austin Green is named Journey River Green. The actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a selfie of her with baby Journey. Take a look at some other celebrity baby names that are just as unique, if not more so.

    Read More »
  • On this day: October 27
    Man Alive! via Wikimedia Commons

    On this day: October 27

    New York City's first underground subway opens, Marilyn Monroe files for divorce from Joe DiMaggio, and the Boston Red Sox break the "Curse of the Bambino," all on this day.

    Read More »
  • 10 worst places to live during zombie apocalypse
    iStock/Diane Diederich

    10 worst places to live during zombie apocalypse

    When the dead rise up, you don't want to be caught unprepared. You also don't want to be in one of these 10 cities.

    Read More »
  • Takata air bag recall by the numbers

    Takata air bag recall by the numbers

    Millions of cars have been recalled due to defective Takata air bags across the world. One in every 10 cars in the U.S. is affected by the recall, Automotive News reports. The publication is calling this the "recall of the century," as up to 90 million more recalls are possible.

    Read More »
  • Europe refugee crisis: 2016 'deadliest year'
    Spencer Platt Getty Images

    Europe refugee crisis: 2016 'deadliest year'

    France continues to clear out "The Jungle," and the UN refuge agency says 2016 has become the deadliest for migrants crossing the Mediterranean bound for Europe.������

    Read More »