when can i sign up for health insurance for my family?
If you do not purchase insurance through your employer, you can obtain health insurance through the Healthplan Finder during Open Enrollment which begins November 1 and ends December 15 for a January 1 effective date. You may qualify for a Special Enrollment that allows you to purchase health insurance outside of the Open Enrollment and restrictions apply.
what if i am self-employed?
As a self-employed person, you can apply for coverage on the Healthplan Finder or if you are eligible, you can purchase your own group insurance.
I don't need health insurance now that the tax penalty no longer applies, right?
Although it is true that the Individual Mandate tax penalty is $0.00 now, the decision to purchase health insurance to lower your risk of expenses due to accident or illness is still an important one to make.
I just lost my job and can't afford cobra, can i still get health insurance?
You can still purchase health insurance or you could be eligible for Medicaid depending upon your situation. If you act within the legal time constraints, you can apply on the Healthplan Finder under a Special Enrollment.