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.