Healthcare Exchange Enrollment Deadline Approaching

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email

One week.

That's all the time you have left for open enrollment in the healthcare exchange.

Since the first of the year, the Wood County Senior Citizens center has had more and more people stop by or call for help in signing up.

March 31st is the last day to sign up for coverage for this year.

There are, however, a few exceptions.

"That could be change jobs, lose their insurance, get married, come of age or get off their parents insurance when they turn 26," says Sharon Watkins, administrative assistant at the center. "So a life-changing event would qualify them to sign up in the meantime. Otherwise, they have to wait."

Watkins says access to the the healthcare.gov site has improved since the first of the year, but people are still holding off on signing up until the next open enrollment period.

Those who do that face a penalty.


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