SF Business Times: Last-minute ‘surge’ continues as Covered California races past 1.2 million sign-ups

Reporter-San Francisco Business Times
A “surge” in last-minute sign-ups gave Covered California more than 1.2 million on its rolls on the nominal last day to enroll, and was continuing through the late afternoon.

Nearly 1.21 million Californians had signed up as of 2 a.m. March 31, officials said, with 156,000 new sign-ups since March 24. Californians who start an application before midnight Monday — the announced deadline — but don’t complete it by the witching hour will have until April 15 to complete the process.

Monday afternoon, Covered California officials said they had begun logging off last-minute filers before they completed their applications, so the exchange’s computer system could accommodate even more people beginning the enrollment process. Both groups would then have until April 15 to finish the process.

Continue reading here: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2014/03/covered-california-surge-tops-1-million-obamacare.html

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