Late health insurance shoppers get grace period

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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON - The White House has decided to allow an extra 24 hours for people to sign up for insurance on HealthCare.gov, through the end of the day Tuesday, to receive coverage beginning Jan. 1.

The official deadline for getting insurance remains 11:59 p.m. Monday. But because of record traffic on the website Monday, officials wanted to reassure the public that people who sought coverage in good faith would be covered.

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