Health Care Reform: Enrollment Extension for Individuals, Guidance for Small Businesses

If you haven’t already enrolled in health plans through the federal insurance marketplace, you may get a little more time to do so. The Obama administration announced late Tuesday night that it will extend the deadline for those who have begun to apply for coverage online, but haven’t finished by the March 31st deadline. Administration officials said the move is in anticipation of an expected surge of people trying to sign up in the final days before the deadline.

Those who have started the process have until about mid-April to ask for an extension. Full guidelines on the extension are expected to be released soon.

Fraser Trebilcock attorney Michael P. James outlined guidance for individuals and small businesses this week, in a presentation to the Association of RVs and Campgrounds of Michigan.

Click here for a link to his presentation slides.

To find out more about the impact that the Affordable Care Act has on health care and your business, contact Health Care Department Chair Jonathan Raven at or 517.377.0816, or our Employee Benefits Department Co-Chair Elizabeth H. Latchana at or 517.377.0826.