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Covered California Considering Enrollment ‘Contingency Plans’ Tied to Tax Deadline
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Covered California open enrollment ends this Sunday. Sort of. For starters, the agency announced Thursday that people who start an application by this Sunday get until next Friday, Feb. 20, to finish it. That’s similar to steps that Covered California has taken in the past.

But advocates have long been frustrated with the timing of open enrollment. That’s because of how penalties for lacking insurance are assessed — on your taxes. The tax deadline is not for another two months, April 15.