Created: 01/03/2014 10:11 AM WDIO.com
By: RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Another quirk has surfaced with the Obama administration's new health insurance system: There's no easy way to update your coverage for a new baby and other common life events.
With regular private insurance, parents just notify the health plan.
The administration says babies will still be covered, but parents must now tell the government, too.
The problem is the HealthCare.gov website can't handle such updates yet.
It's not just a new baby that could trigger bureaucratic hassles, but other life changes affecting a consumer's taxpayer-subsidized premiums.
That includes marriage and divorce, a death, a new job or a change in income, even moving to a different community.
Officials say for now consumers should just notify their insurer.
They're working on an upgrade so HealthCare.gov can handle such updates, too.
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