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Tuesday is the final day to sign up for a health plan through the Massachusetts marketplace for coverage by January 1, 2015. The connector has decided to extend the deadline for payment for insurance coverage until this Sunday.

With delays and heavy traffic on the commonwealth's health connector website, the page that manages payments for the health connector went down for about a half an hour Tuesday morning. And the call-in wait times are now at more than an hour.

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Curt Nickisch, business and technology reporter for WBUR. He tweets @CurtNickisch.

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The Boston Globe: Mass. Health Connector Extending Deadline To Pay For Coverage

  • "Massachusetts is one of six states with later deadlines for people buying health insurance through Affordable Care Act marketplaces. A seventh, Connecticut, extended the deadline until Friday for those who started the process by Monday."

WBUR: Health Connector: Insurance Signups Up, But Many Unpaid

  • "The agency says more than 100,000 residents who must pay some or all of their premiums have registered online, but so far, only 18 percent have chosen a plan and paid."

This segment aired on December 23, 2014.

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