Consumers who had to pay a penalty for not having health coverage in 2014 and still haven’t signed up this year have one more opportunity to enroll in health care coverage for 2015. Consumers can visit Healthcare.gov from March 15 to April 30 to sign up for health insurance and explore their financial assistance options. Navigators are available to help consumers enroll during this special enrollment period – consumers can visit http://ncfnavigators.org for a calendar of Navigator events or contact the Navigator dedicated to their county.
To be eligible for this special enrollment periods, consumers must:
• Not be enrolled in a Healthcare.gov plan for 2015;
• Have paid the fee for not having health coverage in 2014; and
• Attest that they first became aware of the Shared Responsibility Payment when they prepared their 2014 taxes.
WellFlorida Council oversees North Central Florida’s Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator program.