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Montana health enrollment surges ahead of deadline

Mar 31, 2014 - Associated Press Financial Wire

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A surge of Montanans scrambling to sign up for health insurance reached its peak with Monday's deadline, and insurers said that rush could be enough to meet federal officials' original goal of 31,000 people enrolled through the nation's health care overhaul law.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana bulked up its customer-service staff in anticipation of a last-minute dash of enrollments and questions coming online, by phone and through the doors of its six district of...