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HHS makes it tougher to sign up for ACA coverage outside of enrollment season
Washington Post

Federal health officials are cracking down on consumers’ ability to buy health plans through outside formal enrollment seasons, responding to complaints from insurers that some people have waited to get coverage until they were sick.

Under rules announced Wednesday by the Department of Health and Human Services, people who want coverage under five main reasons for a “special enrollment period” will need to supply documents proving that they deserve an exception from the regular sign-up times.