There are only two short weeks left to apply and see if you and/or your family qualify for health coverage, as well as discounts to your monthly premium. Time is running out to get enrolled. Don’t get stuck with a penalty for not having health coverage. If you do not have health coverage by March 31, you will be assessed a penalty. To be exempt from the penalty, you must be under the qualifying income limits.
Please keep in mind that if you have Medicare or Medicaid, you are not eligible to apply in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Your Medicare and/or Medicaid plans will stay intact and will not be affected by the Affordable Care Act. You will not have to pay a penalty if you have Medicare or Medicaid.
After the deadline of March 3, 2014, you will no longer be able to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace, unless you have a qualifying circumstance that enables you to enroll at any time throughout the year. Such circumstances would be life changing events such as marriage, divorce, the birth of a child etc. Open enrollment will begin in October of 2014.
Call today to see what options are available for you and/or your family. If you think that you may qualify for an exemption from a penalty, please call to verify the income guideline.
For more information or to set up an appointment, call Care Connection at 1-800-748-7826. They have licensed Navigators waiting to assist you.