Insurance website error rate is 10 pct -official

Fri Dec 6, 2013 2:40pm EST

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Dec 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. federal health insurance website is experiencing errors about once out of every 10 transactions, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Friday.

In addition, this online insurance marketplace for individuals in 36 states could have as many as 1 in 4 transactions with errors, CMS spokeswoman Julie Bataille said during a news briefing. (Reporting by Caroline Humer; Editing by Eric Beech)