Open Enrollment for Obamacare has ended.
But you can still enroll now if you had:
Change of Income
Loss of Health Coverage
Married or Divorced
Had a Baby or Adopted a Child
No Longer a Dependent
Open Enrollment Errors
If none of these happened to you, consider short-term insurance
until open-enrollment re-starts in November
Over 10 Million
Enrolled for 2015!
Obamacare enrolled millions of new Americans in its second year, breaking records and creating optimism for the future.
- Outpatient care, or ambulatory services
- Prescription drugs
- Emergency care
- Mental and behavioral health care
- Rehabilitative and habilitative care
- Laboratory tests
- Preventive and wellness services
- Pediatric care
- Newborn and maternity care
Frequently Asked Questions
It starts November 15 and runs until February 15. In 2014 this was a 6 month period, however it’s only 3 months for 2015. For a complete timetable and deadlines for 2015 go here.
If you don’t have insurance, you’ll be fined and you won’t be able to receive free tax subsidies to reduce your monthly cost until enrollment re-opens in November. For 2015 the fine is 2% of your yearly income or $325 per adult, whichever is higher, and there are additional fines if you have children. The fee increases every year. In 2016 it is 2.5% of income or $695 per adult, whichever is higher.
If you’re unemployed or make less than $46,680 a year you can get a tax subsidy to help you. Try our calculator or give us a call. Also make sure you know all your options and read our “6 Must-Read Options to Consider Before Enrolling”
There are a number of ways to qualify. Even if you exceed the minimum of $46,680 as an individual, you may be able to qualify for credits. Learn more.
Short-term insurance are temporary health insurance plan designed for people without health insurance or can’t afford the rates of major medical coverage. Generally rates are far cheaper than Obamacare, however you can only have short-term insurance for less than 12 months and you’ll have to provide any medical conditions that may increase your rate, unlike with Obamacare. Also, since it’s not considered minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and you’ll have to pay a tax penalty at the end of the year – about 2% of your annual salary in 2015. You can view short-term plans here.
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