6 key Obamacare deadline delays

USA TODAY'S Kelly Kennedy reported last night that the Obama administration would loosen the March 31 Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline for those with "complex or extenuating" circumstances that keep them from fully enrolling by the last day of open enrollment. Here's an update of our previous rundown of the key delays announced by the administration regarding ACA deadlines:

July 2, 2013

Delayed for one year the mandate for employers with more than 50 workers to provide coverage for employees.

Nov. 14, 2013

Allowed people to keep old insurance plans that do not comply with the new law for a year.

Nov. 27, 2013

Delayed opening of small-business health exchanges until November 2014.

Feb. 10, 2014

Additional one-year delay in employer mandate for businesses with 50 to 100 employees.

March 5, 2014

Adds a second year to the delay in switching to ACA-compliant plans, if states allow it.

March 25, 2014

Extends March 31 deadline for those who started the application process before that date.


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