Report: 398 Alaskans Pick Marketplace Plans

Government figures show 398 Alaskans signed up for private health insurance during the first two months of the online marketplace.

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The federally run site that provides access for individuals to shop for insurance to help meet requirements of the new health care law has been marred by glitches since its October 1st launch.

Prior figures released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showed 53 Alaskans signed up during the first month of enrollment.

In 36 states, including Alaska, which have relied on the federally run site for access, about 137,000 individuals had selected plans as of November 30th. More than 227,000 individuals signed up in states running their own sites.

Open enrollment runs through March, but December 23rd is the deadline to enroll for coverage beginning January 1st.