The special open enrollment period for U.S. residents who have not yet enrolled in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act aligns with the federal tax filing deadline.
A glitch with HealthCare.gov caused the Obama administration to extend a one-week special open enrollment period to individuals who tried to enroll in coverage but failed because of the issue.
An additional open enrollment period lining up with the federal tax filing deadline would allow individuals who become aware of penalties under the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate to purchase coverage for 2015 and avoid the penalties next year.
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case in March and will release a decision by the end of June.
Funding for CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program, expires Sept. 30, 2015. With new coverage options available via the Affordable Care Act, and the typically contentious politics of today, some stakeholders are wondering whether CHIP funding will be reauthorized.