If so, was it because of long lines or problems you experienced on the Healthcare Exchange site? Well, you now have until April 15 to apply for an extension!
I guess you can call it a “hardship extension,” extended as a courtesy by the U.S. government after the site experienced significant problems in the days leading up to the deadline.
In order to get the extension, you will have to check a box that says you tried to enroll before the deadline. Then, you will be given a special enrollment period of approximately 60 days to choose a plan.
Or, you can attest that you tried to apply online by the deadline, either to a certified insurance agent, enrollment counselor, call-center operator or county social worker for help completing your application.
Use this calculator to determine in 30 seconds how much you’d actually pay for a plan through the Obamacare system:
For an easy walk-through and explanation on how the Affordable Care Act works, go here.
Those who do not sign up for a plan by April 15 face a $95 penalty or 1 percent of their annual incomes, whichever is greater.
So, now you’ve been given all the tools you need, including an extension. Do your health a favor, and sign up today!
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