Health insurance sign-up deadline extended for some
The enrollment window to sign up for health care insurance this year under the Affordable Care Act closed as scheduled on February 15th, but now some people are getting another chance to sign up.
The deadline is extended for those who owe a penalty for being uninsured last year who claim they didn't know they faced a fine. This special enrollment period runs from March 15th through April 30th. During that time you can go to healthcare.gov to sign up.
Meanwhile about 800,000 people received incorrect tax forms showing their subsidies. Those affected will have to wait a few weeks to get the corrected tax form 1095-A mailed to them. You can log onto healthcare.gov to find out if your form contains wrong information.
That wrong information is causing a lot of people to have to either re-file or hold off on filing their taxes.
So far about 11.4 million people have already signed up for health insurance coverage for 2015. In New Hampshire nearly 53,000 people have signed up for coverage this year. That's 30% more than last year.
In addition, more than 35,000 lower income Granite Staters have enrolled under the New Hampshire Health Protection Program which is also part of the Affordable Care Act.