Today’s the Deadline to Sign Up for Jan. 1 Health Coverage Through Mass. Connector

If you still need to enroll for health coverage starting in the new year through the Massachusetts Health Connector, today’s the deadline.

You can do so at the connector’s website, or by dialing up the call center at 1-877-623-6765, which will stay open late tonight until 9 p.m. Last Monday, a heavy usage day for multiple reasons, the call center reported fairly significant delays. You can probably bet on long call center wait times today against the deadline. And all eyes will be on how the website holds up to the expected heavy demand of those seeking coverage effective Jan. 1.

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So far, the site has performed pretty well during the open enrollment period—which couldn’t have been said a year ago. However, users have seen hiccups here and there, and the connector’s online payment system was out of service for a bit early today.

Update: The deadline to pay for a plan has been extended until Dec. 28. However, users must still choose a plan by midnight Tuesday.

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