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Avera Insurance plan extends marketplace deadline


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) - Avera Insurance has over 2,000 enrollees through the federal health exchange and expects a flurry of signups today.

     Officer of the Avera plans, Debra Muller, says their rolls are a mix of 20, 30 and 40 year olds. She says the 20-somethings are home on Christmas break and their parents are calling and asking how to enroll them in the marketplace.               

      Muller says Avera decided today to accept marketplace applications, for January 1st coverage, through December 31st.  She Avera will give everyone a phine call who applies during that time period and ask it they want a January date or a February date.  She says they just have to make their premium payment by January 10th.           

     Muller says those who need help today should sign in on health-care-dot-gov.

     She says there are additional workers to help people through the process.