Madison, Wis. — Federal officials announced today that open enrollment for health insurance on has been extended through 2 a.m. CST on Wednesday, December 18. The announcement, which was made Monday morning, comes after some individuals using the federal call center on the final day of open enrollment were asked to leave their names instead of being allowed to enroll. Wisconsinites can call 2-1-1 to get free expert help enrolling or can go to to enroll online.

“This is great news for folks in Wisconsin,” said Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable. “If you missed the deadline, you now have two extra days to get affordable health insurance for you or your family. You may also still qualify for tax credits that could keep your monthly premiums low. Call 2-1-1 to get free expert help, reach out to an insurance agent in your community, or visit to sign up now.”

“There are two more days to enroll in health care on,” said Department of Health Secretary-designee Andrea Palm. “There are affordable plans available but make sure to call 2-1-1- to work with a health insurance expert to sign up for high-quality health insurance.”

Read the full press release from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services here.

Created by the Legislature in 1870, Wisconsin’s Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) was vested with broad powers to ensure that the insurance industry responsibly and adequately met the insurance needs of Wisconsin citizens. Today, OCI’s mission is to lead the way in informing and protecting the public and responding to its insurance needs.

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