The Obama administration has announced a two-day deadline extension for consumers to sign up for plans on the federal insurance marketplaces. Some states that run their own exchanges, such as New York and Minnesota, are also extending the deadline. 

The Dec. 15 deadline has been pushed to Dec. 17 in response to overwhelming demand, said Kevin Counihan, CEO of Those who are still trying to get insurance have until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to find a plan. 

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