BANGOR, Maine — Federal officials are giving Maine residents affected by a massive power outage more time to enroll for health care under the Affordable Care Act.
The Bangor Daily News reports Independent Sen. Angus King shared a letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Friday which says residents could qualify for an extension through a special enrollment period.
A CMS representative declined to share how much longer enrollment will be extended or how residents would know they qualified. She says residents who couldn’t enroll should call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596.
King requested an extended deadline after more than 400,000 residents lost power for a week following an October windstorm. He says residents were hampered by the fact that open enrollment lasted for a shorter period this year.
Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com