On Monday, federal officials announced that a computer glitch on Healthcare.gov prevented some prospective insurance clients from enrolling over the weekend.  Americans who tried to enroll in health coverage through the Marketplace on 2/15 and could not (due to either longer than normal wait times or technical difficulties) will be allowed an extension. 

A special enrollment period began Monday, February 16, 2015 and is expected to end on Sunday, February 22, 2015 for those looking to enroll in coverage through a federally-facilitated Insurance Marketplace. 

Many of the state-based exchanges were also affected. Most states have announced that they will also be offering an extension, though the length of the extension varies by state. Some states end their enrollment period earlier, so be sure to check with your state's Marketplace as soon as possible.

Several sources say approximately 500,000 Americans were impacted by the Healthcare.gov glitch.

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