Health Insurance Deadline


By KMVT News

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-KSVT)

Time is running out to sign up for health insurance.

The sign up deadline has not been extended to Idaho residents.

The good news...residents already in the process of signing up will still get health insurance.

"If they are in the process and March 31st passes, the door is not shut on them, they will have the opportunity to complete that process and select a plan."

Idahoans who miss the deadline aren't out of luck.

November 15th is the second deadline for coverage, but for those who miss the November deadline could see some extra charges come tax season.

"If they do not have insurance and they are out of compliance with the A.C.A, they will receive a penalty, of 95 dollars per person, 45 dollars per child or 1 percent of household income which is ever greater and that penalty will be reconciled on the tax return at tax time."

Olson stresses to get the application done on time to receive full coverage.

Do not wait.

"We’re seeing a surge in call volume and people wanting to fill out the application, so be persistent and don't wait."

Making sure residents stay covered and healthy

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