More Than 700 Alaskans Sign Up For Health Coverage

More Alaskans are signing up as the deadline to enroll in the government health care plan looms.

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If people want coverage by Jan. 1, they must sign up by the end of the day Tuesday.

As of Tuesday morning, more than 700 people had signed up with help from Enroll Alaska, which was created to help individuals enroll and understand their options.

Tyann Boling, the chief operating officer of the broker, said more than 600 of those people have signed up in December.

She said there was a rush Monday, and the deadline was extended a day. Other navigators weren’t available for updated numbers on Christmas Eve.

The overall deadline for people to enroll in a plan is March 31.