Industry News Deadline for Jan 1 Enrollments Extended to Dec 19 announced they will extend the deadline to sign up for individual coverage through Mon, Dec 19. Technically, the deadline is 1:59 AM CST on Tue, Dec 20 (the national deadline was set using Pacific Standard Time). Officially, this extension applies to plans purchased on the federal exchange.

Carriers have discretion in agreeing to accept Jan 1 enrollments off-exchange beyond the Dec 15 deadline.

  • BCBS – extended their off-exchange deadline to match
  • Memorial Hermann – extended their off-exchange deadline to match
  • Scott & White – accepting paper application submissions through Sat, Dec 17 (; but applications must be dated on/before Dec 15.
  • Aetna – unknown; they are not accepting business from brokers
  • Cigna – unknown; they are not paying broker commissions this year
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