One-Fifth of New Enrollees Under Health Care Law Fail to Pay First Premium
Only four out of five people paid their premiums on time under the new health care law. That means at least 20% of new enrollments that signed up for the plan did not receive health insurance for the month of January. Because of the extensive problems with the plan first being set up, there were several extensions given to members. Even with these extensions however, some still failed to pay their premiums on time which is required as the final step to start receiving health insurance under the plan. There are several reasons why some failed to pay their first premium. Some members received their bills late or not at all and some members were not able to call because some of the phone lines were overwhelmed. And lastly, some members might have decided that they did not actually want the plan after they had signed up.
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