The sign-up period for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act starts on November first, and there may be some additional hurdles this year. Kim Jones, with Inter Lakes Community Action in Brookings, is the state coordinator for the sign up. She says the main website for sign up, Healthcare dot gov, will be off line part of every weekend….
Jones says the signup period has also been shortened to six weeks, ending on December fifteenth. She says they have people across the state to help…..
Jones says most people who sign up get tax credits to help pay part of the premiums……
Jones says the amount of those credits have not yet been determined by Congress. The health insurance exchange has Avera Health and Sanford offering policies this year.