Access Health Special Enrollment Period – April 1 – 30, 2015
Access Health CT has announced a special enrollment period from April 1 through April 30, 2015. This special enrollment period is intended to allow both individuals and families the opportunity to enroll in coverage in 2015. This is a chance for people who did not have health coverage in 2104 and are now subject to a federal tax penalty to get the coverage they need.
Although, individuals who do not qualify for an exemption from Access Health and went without health care coverage in 2014 will have to pay a penalty. The penalty is $95 per adult or 1 percent of their income, whichever is greater. This amount is added in when they file their taxes this year. Additinally, the tax penalty will increase to $325 per adult or 2% of income for the 2015 calendar year.
Individuals taking advantage of this special enrollment period:
Still owe a penalty for the months they were uninsured and did not receive an exemption in 2014 and 2015. Access Health designs This special enrollment period so that individuals can have the opportunity to get insurance coverage for the remainder of the year. This also helps people to avoid additional penalties for 2015.
To be eligible for this special enrollment, individuals must be currently both uninsured and not enrolled in coverage for 2015. These individuals must:
- Attest that when they filed their 2014 tax return they paid the tax penalty for not having health coverage in 2014.
- Attest that they first became aware of, or understood the implications of, the Shared Responsibility Payment after the end of open enrollment (February 15, 2015). They realized this in connection with preparing their 2014 taxes.
Would you like to enroll in a qualified plan? You can either contact the office at 203-796-5403 or email us at [email protected] Please call us if you have any questions. We are here to help you.