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Maryland Extends Health Insurance Application Deadline

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Today is a key deadline for people across most of the country hoping to have insurance coverage starting January 1, except in Maryland.

Maryland has extended the deadline to purchase coverage to go into effect on New Year's Day. Consumers have until December 27 to enroll through the state-run exchange, and they have until January 15 to pay for that coverage.

The changes are part of a larger effort to boost insurance enrollment in Maryland after problems plagued the launch of the state exchange.

Governor Martin O'Malley's administration has also changed the leadership structure for the exchange. Isabel FitzGerald, the secretary of Maryland's Department of Information Technology, is taking over the IT side of the exchange. The administration has also brought in technology consultant to improve the overall performance of the site and is extending the hours of a call center to help consumers.

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