AFFORDABLE CARE ACT / HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE ANNOUNCEMENT
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes in states which use the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM). This special enrollment period will allow those individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM), which includes Florida.
For those who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of the fee for not enrolling in coverage, CMS will provide consumers with an opportunity to purchase health insurance coverage from March 15 to April 30. If consumers do not purchase coverage for 2015 during this special enrollment period, they may have to pay a fee when they file their 2015 income taxes.
Please contact a licensed navigator in Lake County at~1-877-564-5031.~ Appointments can also be scheduled at~CoveringCFL.net. All services are completely free of charge.
In addition to the above special enrollment period, individuals can always enroll for health insurance if they have a qualifying event occurring throughout the year.
For additional information please visit Healthcare.gov or click on this link:
Health Insurance Special Enrollment Opportunity
Financial assistance may be available
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QUALIFYING EVENTS INCLUDE:
- Losing insurance through your job for any reason, including resigning, working fewer hours, getting laid off or fired, or COBRA ending
- Losing coverage through a divorce
- Aging off a parent’s plan (usually at age 26)
- Losing Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
- Having or adopting a baby
- Getting married
- Having a change in income
- Leaving incarceration
- Becoming a U.S citizen
- Paying a 2014 tax penalty for lack of insurance (available until 4/30/15 only)
For information or to schedule an appointment:
Schedule on-line: CoveringCFL.net