Health Care Application Deadline TODAY, March 31st–Extra Time Allotted To Those Who Start Enrollment Process Today

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Monday, March 31, 2014 || By Michael Romain

Today is the last day to apply for coverage under the new Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare. After this point, those who remain uninsured will face penalties of $95 per adult, up to $285 per family, or 1 percent of one’s taxable income. However, federal officials announced on Tuesday that if consumers at least start the application process today, they won’t face subsequent fines.

According to a recent Washington Postarticle, “all consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, but who do not finish by Monday, will have until about mid-April to ask for an extension.”

“Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on HealthCare.gov to indicate that they tried to enroll before the deadline. This method will rely on an honor system; the government…

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