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Rhode Island health care sign-ups on hold

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island's health insurance exchange won't be able to complete new enrollments for a few days because the federal data hub it uses to do so will be offline.

HealthSource RI says it won't be able to complete enrollments or determine eligibility for federal subsidies from Saturday afternoon through midmorning Tuesday. Officials say the federal data hub they need to access will be unavailable during that time because of planned maintenance.

People may still begin the enrollment process either online or by visiting the Providence call center.

The deadline to enroll and pay for coverage that begins on March 1 is Feb. 23. Open enrollment for individual and family coverage runs through the end of March. Medicaid enrollment is rolling.

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