However, you can still get coverage two ways:
--If you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period due to a life change like marriage, having a baby, or losing other coverage
--Through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provide coverage to families and individuals with limited income or other reasons
The next open enrollment period will begin in the fall
We are still able to write short-term medical plans and supplemental insurance products
THE PENATLY FOR NOT OBTAINING HEALTH INSURANCE:
If you don’t have coverage in 2015, you’ll pay the higher of these two amounts:
- 2% of your yearly household income. (Only the amount of income above the tax filing threshold, about $10,000 for an individual, is used to calculate the penalty.) The maximum penalty is the national average premium for a bronze plan.
- $325 per person for the year ($162.50 per child under 18). The maximum penalty per family using this method is $975.
GO TO WWW.HEALTHCARE.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION or CALL SCOTT AT THE OFFICE