Although successful entries still seem to be the exception, another Georgian who hit paydirt surfaced on Monday. Lissie Stahlman of Atlanta said that, using a combination of patience, luck and different platforms, she got all the way through the system late last week — after trying on and off for three weeks — and enrolled in a new plan. Stahlman, 60, says she saved 50 percent over her current premiums and cut her deductible from $5,000 to $2,500.
“Keep trying,” she said. “Be patient. If you encounter a glitch, give it a couple of days. My big advice is don’t bother with the chat folks. Go directly to the toll-free number. I called three different times and got through really fast each time. They seemed to be very knowledgeable.”