Up to 35,000 Faxed Obamacare Applications Still Unprocessed in California

Have to be filed by 12/23 to ensure coverage starting 1/1


California residents who have signed up for health insurance on the state's exchange to make sure they are covered on Jan.1 could still find themselves uninsured in the new year by no fault of their own.  

As many as 35,000 of the health insurance applications faxed in to Covered California, the state's insurance exchange, have yet to be fully entered into the system, according to Sam Smith, president of the California Association of Health Underwriters, and the clock is ticking. In order to be covered by Jan. 1, Smith says California applications need to be fully processed by Dec. 23 and premium checks need to be postmarked by Dec. 31.