UPDATE: Online After All!! VT Health Exchange WILL go live Saturday. Really. For sure. I think.
The Vermont Health Connect website went down Monday night and will remain offline for several weeks to allow for improvements to the user experience and data security, state officials said Tuesday.
Customers who need to report changes in income or make changes to their coverage or personal information will need to contact the customer service call center.
Vermont Governor Shumlin, November 7th:
Gov. Peter Shumlin is “hopeful” that Vermont’s health care exchange website will be online in time for the open enrollment period that begins Nov. 15. But he didn’t sound certain Friday that his team will make the deadline.
“I’ve been discouraged so many times by this website that I’ll believe it when I see it,” Shumlin said on Vermont Edition Friday. “What I’ve been told by my folks who are working really hard on this is that we’ll be ready for open enrollment on Nov. 15.”
Gov. Shumlin's healthcare reform director, November 12th:
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's health insurance exchange is ready for the new open-enrollment period that begins Saturday, officials say.
Lawrence Miller, director of health care reform for the administration of Gov. Peter Shumlin, told reporters Wednesday that security and functionality problems that have plagued the health insurance purchasing system in the past have been resolved.
Well. I feel much more confident now...
UPDATE 11/15/14: MAZEL TOV!! The website is up & running after all! (well, it's online, anyway...)