Insurance Company Expects Obamacare Enrollment Extension

On a call with investors, a Humana executive also said he was waiting to hear about a delay in the individual mandate.

A woman looks at the insurance exchange internet site Oct. 1, 2013.
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Clara Ritger
Nov. 6, 2013, 6:51 a.m.

At least one in­sur­ance com­pany ex­pects the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion to give con­sumers more time to en­roll in health cov­er­age after tech­nic­al troubles with Health­ have slowed en­roll­ment, Re­u­ters re­ports.

Hu­mana Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fice Jim Mur­ray told in­vestors dur­ing a call that it is Hu­mana’s as­sump­tion that the White House will ex­tend the open en­roll­ment peri­od bey­ond the March 31 dead­line.

The Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion has said, however, the Af­ford­able Care Act will con­tin­ue to be im­ple­men­ted on sched­ule, des­pite the prob­lems con­sumers face when us­ing Health­

Most re­cently, Cen­ters for Medi­care and Medi­caid Ad­min­is­trat­or Mar­ilyn Taven­ner test­i­fied be­fore a Sen­ate com­mit­tee that “there are no plans to delay the in­di­vidu­al man­date.”


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