Rhode Island extends health insurance signup deadline

By The Associated Press

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange is extending its enrollment deadline to Tuesday after reporting unexpectedly high call volume in recent days.

The original deadline for HealthSource RI was Wednesday for coverage beginning Jan. 1. Customers who missed that deadline can still enroll by Tuesday but might experience delays in getting insurance cards or activation of coverage.        

Nearly 33,000 people were enrolled in the state’s health benefits exchange as of last week. 

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