Today is the deadline to sign up for health insurance through Affordable Care Act
Caroline MacGregor March 31, 2014 | WGVU
“People who have insurance through their job that's unaffordable can seek out their options as well as people seeking out insurance on their own or who are totally uninsured; all of those people should sign up.”
Fitzgerald of Cherry Street Health Services, who is the Region 3 lead navigator,
talking about Monday’s deadline to register for Obama care on the government’s
website. March 31st is the day for anyone who is qualified for a
marketplace plan to make sure they are enrolled in an insurance plan. There are
some exceptions to that deadline.
“We do encourage people to get as far through the process as you can. The extension after March 31st is a limited extension for people who did not complete the application through no fault of their own.”
says assistors were working over the weekend to help people with last minute
“We have a toll free number which is the best starting point today, most of our appointments are filled, we may be able to accommodate some walk-ins but if you are at home trying to get through and are having problems or questions, you could call our toll free number.”
free number is 866-299-1339.
without insurance who fails to sign up could face a fine of 1% of their income
or 95 dollars; whichever is higher. The fine would be deducted from your tax
The marketplace or exchange purchasing plans
can be accessed through healthcare.gov or the federal call center.
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