HealthCare.gov can't handle new baby updates

The federal health insurance exchange website, HealthCare.gov, doesn't provide a method for consumers who already are enrolled in a plan to update their coverage for the birth of a baby. The same is true for other life changes, including marriage, divorce, death in the family or new job, reported the Associated Press. Although HealthCare.gov was supposed to include electronic "change in circumstance" updates for such life changes, federal officials postponed the feature when other technical problems overwhelmed the website during the rollout last fall. "We are currently working with insurers to find ways to make changing coverage easier while we develop an automated way for consumers to update their coverage directly," Obama administration spokesman Aaron Albright told the AP. Until the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services can address the automated feature, consumers must notify their insurer directly so the child can be included on their existing policy; they also must inform the federal government to formally update their records. Article

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