The industry group American’s Health Insurance Plans said Wednesday that people who sign up for coverage on the Affordable Care Act’s federal and state exchanges have until January 10 to pay premiums for coverage effective January 1.

Much concern had been voiced by insurance commissioners, exchange executives, brokers and more around the 8 days both insurers and consumers had to issue and pay health insurance bills. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in late November that they were pushing back the enrollment deadline for January 1 coverage to December 23. Bills were originally due on December 31.

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