The Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline 3/31/14

posted Mar 18, 2014, 10:07 AM by Sylwia Jasinski

As you may know, students and their parents who currently do not have health insurance must be enrolled in a health insurance plan by March 31, 2014. This date marks the end of the open enrollment period for private health insurance. Those who do not have coverage will have to pay a penalty.  In addition, most residents will not be able to apply for private insurance again until the next open enrollment period, which starts November 15, 2014.  

The Affordable Care Act makes it easy to get health insurance.  Most uninsured New Yorkers can get help paying for coverage. Parents may go to www.NYStateofHealth.ny.gov to see health insurance plan options. They can also use the portal to sign up for Medicaid and Child Health Plus now and after March 31st.


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