NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials say they'll be working late to help people sign up for health insurance by Monday night's deadline.

HealthSource RI Director Christine Ferguson says Rhode Islanders have until 11:59 p.m. Monday to sign up for health insurance or potentially face a federal tax penalty under the Affordable Care Act.

Ferguson says people can enroll in an insurance plan by going online at and confirming coverage by 11:59 p.m. or calling 1-855-840-4774 and confirming coverage by midnight.

HealthSource RI offices in Providence and Warwick also will be open until 10 p.m. Monday.

People who begin the enrollment process but aren't able to complete it by 11:59 p.m. because of a system issue may qualify for a special provision that will allow them to enroll after Monday night.


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