About 7,500 residents and 23 small businesses across
"The crisis turned lives upside-down, and many people are going to be dealing with the impacts for months,"
People affected by the natural gas fires with insurance through the marketplace must contact the agency, over the phone or in person, and detail how the explosions and loss of gas has impacted them.
The hardship waivers will last until the end of 2018.
Gutierrez said he is open to extending the waiver beyond the end of the year.
"We will evaluate as things go," he said. "I'm open to considering anything depending on how long the recovery takes."
The health connector plans to pay the waived premiums to the insurance companies, and it does not have an estimate for how much that might cost for the three months.
"Some people have subsidized premiums and pay under
The numbers could add up quickly, though. Every 1,000 three-month waivers at
Utility crews last weekend handed out electric hot plates and space heaters to residents in the three towns, where gas service is expected to remain off until mid-November. The
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