Insurance Special Enrollment For Some Without Coverage in 2014

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As some of you may be aware, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced this week another special enrollment period (SEP).  This SEP is for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the penalty when they file their 2014 taxes.  The SEP will start on March 15 and continue through April 30.

At this time we know that this enrollment opportunity is open for people who meet the following criteria:

  • Currently are not enrolled in coverage through the FFM for 2015,
  • Attest that when they filed their 2014 tax return they paid the fee for not having health coverage in 2014 and
  • Attest that they first became aware of, or understood the implications of, the Shared Responsibility Payment after the end of open enrollment (Feb. 15, 2015) in connection with preparing their 2014 taxes.

MA4 will continue to pass along additional information as we learn more, and we’ll also plan to increase our awareness and education efforts during the SEP.  In the meantime, please let us know if you have any questions. The CMS press release is found here: http://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2015-Press-releases-items/2015-02-20.html

RESOURCES FOR SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD

SEP FLIER.PDF DOWNLOAD

SEP TABLE TENT.PDF DOWNLOAD

SOME WILL SEE DELAY IN FILING TAXES

Due to errors made by HSHS, more than 800,000 individuals received an incorrect 1095-A tax form in the mail. Log on to HealthCare.gov to see if an individual is impacted. If so, they are asked to delay filing their taxes until new forms are distributed. Those who have already filed, will likely need to resubmit.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch story: http://www.stltoday.com/news/special-reports/mohealth/smoother-ride-but-road-still-bumpy-for-obamacare/article_d3170d27-6f45-57da-8c31-59e678cf39e0.html

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