Affordable health care is available to all Americans thanks to the Affordable Care Act. However, the open enrollment deadline for 2014 is March 31, 2014. (For those who want coverage to begin by April 1, 2014 the deadline is March 15, 2014.)
If you miss the March 31, 2014 open enrollment deadline for coverage in 2014, you may not be able to enroll in a health insurance plan through the marketplace until the next open enrollment period. There are exceptions if you qualify for a special enrollment period by having a ??????life event,?????? such as marriage, addition of a new child in the family, loss of other health coverage or moving to a new area.
Anyone who doesn????????t have qualifying health coverage for three months or more out of the year could owe a penalty. But if you enroll by March 31, 2014, you won????????t have to pay the penalty, even if you were uninsured for the entire year before your coverage starts.
Learn more about the options and get health coverage at www.healthcare.gov.