Last week, the White House announced that technical glitches will delay until November 1 the beginning of applications for health-care coverage in the federal government’s new insurance exchange. The exchange covers 36 states and the District of Columbia.

Today, the federal government’s small business online resource, which aims to provide information and application advice about the marketplace, was not working.


On opening day for the new insurance marketplace, the federal site advises small business owners that they “can do two things right now” — one, review available plan options, including prices, and two, mail in a paper application. (The department last week announced that online enrollment had been delayed until November.) However, the site directs visitors to a page with an error message where the table of plans and prices is intended to appear. The site is also suffering slow processing times due to unexpectedly high volume.

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