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Obamacare Tax Season Special Enrollment Period

CMS just announced an Obamacare Special Enrollment Period for those who were uninsured in 2014 until now, during tax season. There are a few qualifications you must meet.


Tax Season Special Enrollment Period Qualifications

So, yeah, you were supposed to enroll up until Feb 15th of this year (some states and providers have extended their Obamacare deadline); however, most states exchanges are allowing people to enroll with a special tax time enrollment period. Since, some Americans will learn for the first time their tax penalty responsibility, here are the Exchanges we currently know that are allowing this special enrollment period and the dates from which you can apply for this:

  • Healthcare.gov from March 15-April 30, 2015
  • Covered CA from now until April 30, 2015
  • MN Sure from now until April 30, 2015

Here are the required qualifications:

  • Owe a penalty from 2014
  • Currently not enrolled in a health plan
  • State that you first became aware of, or first learned the implications of the penalty, AFTER Feb 15, 2015

For help enrolling in during the tax season Special Enrollment Period call 800-930-7956 and/or click here to get a Health plan quote. UPDATED 2/23/2015

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