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The Obama administration is cracking down on abuse of special enrollment periods that some people use to sign up for health plans on the individual marketplace exchange past the open enrollment deadline, but it’s still probably allowing more flexibility than insurers that participate in the exchange would like.

For instance, the administration just announced a special enrollment period for those who did not file 2014 tax returns and are therefore ineligible for premium tax credits to subsidize their 2016 health coverage.

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