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Vorys Health Care Advisors

Feds Extend Deadline for State Exchanges Again

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Health Care Reform

On Thursday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius extended the deadline to December 14 for states to submit letters of intent to build state-based health insurance exchanges. The original deadline had been today, Friday, November 16.

Secretary Sebelius’ letter announcing the extension was in response to a request by the Republican Governors Association for additional time.  In her letter, Secretary Sebelius indicates that states have until December 14 to submit both a letter of intent and an application for the state to run its own state-based exchange.  States have until February 15, 2013, to apply to run its exchange in partnership with the federal government.