Health exchange extends open enrollment by a week

Open enrollment on the state’s health insurance exchange has been extended five days because of the snowstorm that crippled the region and might have prevented consumers from seeking assistance, officials said Friday.

The sign-up period had been scheduled to end Sunday but will stretch to midnight Friday for those who don’t have workplace insurance or need to re-enroll in coverage on the exchange website, marylandhealthconnection.gov, or in person at an exchange-sponsored office.

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