Local carriers hold open enrollment for health insurance exchange

Posted at: 12/14/2013 6:36 PM
Updated at: 12/14/2013 6:42 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon, KOB.com

The deadline to sign up for health insurance is approaching quickly.

Local insurance carriers met with interested people to help them get enrolled on Saturday.

More than 16,000 people have applied for coverage in New Mexico so far.

The deadline is December 23.

It took New Mexico resident Jana Ray and her insurance agent about an hour to successfully sign up for health insurance.

“It’s very confusing. If you go online and look at everything, you know that there is to look at. It's very confusing,” said Ray. “You know what you're going to be covered on and how it's going to be covered.”

The next open enrollment event will be held on December 21 at 3200 Carlisle NE, which is at the corner of Carlisle and Candelaria. The event will be run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.