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Glitch threatens Connector sign-ups

A lengthy processing period could delay paper applications for some consumers

By Kristen Consillio

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 12, 2014

~~<p>Despite a last-ditch effort to boost Obama&shy;care sign-ups, some consumers who want to get tax credits to lower the cost of health insurance before the March 31 deadline could run into a glitch if they file a paper application instead of filing online.</p>
<p>The Hawai&lsquo;i Health Connector, the online insurance marketplace that is the cornerstone of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, launched a new statewide enrollment drive last week. But the possible delay in processing paper applications could hurt that effort.</p>
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Despite a last-ditch effort to boost Obama­care sign-ups, some consumers who want to get tax credits to lower the cost of health insurance before the March 31 deadline could run into a glitch if they file a paper application instead of filing online.

The Hawai‘i Health Connector, the online insurance marketplace that is the cornerstone of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, launched a new statewide enrollment drive last week. But the possible delay in processing paper applications could hurt that effort. Login for more...



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