Sign up during the Marketplace Special Enrollment Period March 15-April 30 and avoid paying a fine in 2016.
To qualify for the special enrollment, all of the following should apply:
You are not currently enrolled in a health insurance plan
You did not have health insurance last year
You are filing taxes for 2014
You were not aware until after February 15, 2015 that there is a fine for not having health insurance
If you qualify, follow these steps by April 30, 2015
- Gather Social Security Numbers, employer and income information for everyone in your household who needs insurance.
- Choose how you want to apply:
- Online at HealthCare.gov
- Call the Marketplace at 1-800-318-2596 (open 24/7)
- Locate the nearest in-person assistance by calling 504HealthNet at 504-206-6275