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There Are Health Insurance Deadlines?

Have you heard? The health insurance deadline is January 31, 2016; that date is quickly approaching.

However, there is another deadline. If you want your health insurance coverage to start by January 1, 2016 - then you need to apply by December 15, 2015. That's Tuesday.

If you do not have health coverage by January 31 it will affect you in several ways:

  1. You will be unable to purchase health insurance until the next open enrollment period.
  2. You will not have had health insurance for at least 9 months during 2016, meaning that when you file your taxes in 2017 you will have to pay a financial penalty for not having insurance.
  3. You may not have health coverage in 2016 and will be financially responsible for any medical needs or emergencies you may have.

Need to make an appointment to sit down with a Certified Navigator and talk over your options? Visit SignUpSC today to find a Navigator near you.