HHS Stops Short Of Refusing To Extend Dec. 15 Deadline for Jan. 1 Coverage

CMS Deputy Administrator Andy Slavitt said during a call Thursday (Dec. 4) that the department strongly prefers to stick with its Dec. 15 deadline for consumers to sign up for Jan. 1 coverage to stay in place, but left a small opening for the agency to extend the deadline if necessary. “We'll evaluate, but we do not plan on extending the deadline,” Slavitt said. However, he added, if there are specific situations that occur, we may need to re-evaluate, when...

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