The Christmas Eve deadline to enroll via HeatlhCare.gov for health-care insurance that starts Jan. 1 has passed.
The federal website received 2 million visits on Monday, and heavy -- but not as heavy -- traffic on Tuesday. A White House spokeswoman said there was no immediate estimate of visitors or how many succeeded in obtaining insurance before the deadline.
Here are some tips for those who met the deadline and those who didn't.
MET THE DEADLINE?
1. Allow a few days for your application to reach the insurance company providing your health plan, then call to make sure it has been successfully processed.
2. If you didn't click "pay now" when you enrolled, make sure you send your first monthly premium payment to your insurance company by Jan. 10. You won't be covered until you've paid.
3. Learn about the details of your health plan. What's covered? What do you pay for out of pocket? Find out which doctors and hospitals are covered in the plan's network. Learn what services the insurer provides, such as 24-hour hotlines and online health resources.