Ten Days Left to Get Healthcare Coverage for 2015

February 15 is the deadline for the 2015 open enrollment period.  Figures released by the U.S. Health & Human Services Department show more than 174,000 Arizonans have already signed up for a new plan or had an existing plan renewed through the federal marketplace – surpassing last year’s total by nearly 55,000 people.

This year, not carrying health insurance will cost $325 per adult plus $162.50 per child (up to $975 per family) or 2 percent of your family’s income, whichever is more.

Thanks to strict regulations, you’ll pay the same price for a plan whether you buy from a broker or through the federal health care marketplace at  https://www.healthcare.gov/subscribe/?utm_medium=paid_search

If you sign up online for coverage on healthcare.gov, be prepared to fill out a form that could take 30 minutes or longer. To complete the process quickly, have this info handy:

  • Social security numbers for everyone in your household
  • Your employer’s name and address
  • Your most-recent pay stub or recent records of your wages
  • Information about other types of income you receive, such as alimony, unemployment benefits or a pension