Weather Alert(1)!
"Winter Storm Warning" ...Winter Storm Warning in effect from 7 PM this evening to 6 PM EST Monday... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow...sleet and freezing rain...which is in effect from 7 PM this evening to 6 PM EST Monday. * Locations...the New York City and New Jersey metropolitan areas...northern Nassau and northwest Suffolk counties...and southeastern coastal Connecticut. * Hazard types...snow...sleet and freezing rain. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches...along with around one quarter of an inch of ice. * Winds...northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. * Temperatures...in the upper 20s. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Timing...tonight through Monday. * Impacts...hazardous travel due to reduced visibilities and significant snow...sleet and ice accumulations. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. -- Sunday Feb.01 15,05:24 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Deadline for Obamacare Health Care Coverage Sign-Up Extended to Dec. 24

Family & Parenting, Local News, National & World News, Health & Wellness

Individuals still have today to sign up for health care coverage under Obamacare to begin on Jan. 1. The deadline was extended from Dec. 23 ...

Just as everyone was rushing to meet the Dec. 23 deadline to sign up for health care coverage to begin on Jan. 1 under the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, the White House granted a one day extension on the deadline – to Dec. 24.

As if everything wasn’t confusing enough, this is the second change to the deadline date. Previously, it was Dec. 15, then Dec. 23, and now it’s Dec. 24.

The White House offered the extension to accommodate people in different time zones. Clearly, the extension was also needed to deal with the site’s troubles.

According to USA Today, more than 1 million visitors logged into HealthCare.gov on Monday, and more than 60,000 people faced a landing page indicating the site was busy and that they may be alerted of when the site may accommodate them by leaving an email address.

While the extended deadline is a relief to those who have been having trouble signing up, it comes as a surprise to some insurance brokers who planned to have these matters wrapped up before Christmas Eve.

The latest deadline extension clears the way for individuals seeking to have health insurance coverage come Jan. 1. For others, the final deadline for enrollment remains March 31.

Payment of the first premium must also be made by Jan. 10 for coverage to take effect at the start of the year.

 [Source: Healthcare.gov; The White House, President Barack Obama; USA Today.]

comments powered by Disqus

Join Our Weekly Newsletter

Sign up for a free weekly newsletter covering things to do, hottest local headlines, and everything Long Island! Read more here or enter your email to signup.

   
     Newsletter Archive
Advertisement
Advertise With Us
 
Open Feedback Dialog