Don't Forget: Open Enrollment in the Marketplace Ends February 15!
Open enrollment through Health Reform's Marketplace runs through this Sunday, February 15. February 15 will be the last day that consumers can get health insurance coverage through the Marketplace for 2015. After February 15, consumers can only enroll through a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) by experiencing a Qualifying Life Event.To enroll through the Marketplace, visit HealthCare.gov. The site also has a new feature where you can "window shop" for plans to see what coverage might cost based on income and age.
Qualifying Life Events include:
- Having a baby, adopting a child, or placing a child for adoption
- Getting married
- Losing other health coverage (this does not include voluntarily dropping coverage)
- Being denied or losing Medicaid or CHIP coverage
- And more! Watch our Video Case Tip on "Qualifying Life Events"
Remember, by not purchasing insurance by February 15, you may either have a gap in coverage or be subject to a penalty for being uninsured for more than 3 months in 2015. Time is of the essence. Also--BadgerCare Plus is always open - you can apply at any time! You can start your application for BadgerCare Plus through HealthCare.gov or access.wi.gov.