Did you know that the last day of Open Enrollment 2014, for Individual Healthcare is March 31, 2014? This deadline is not only to avoid the 1.5% income tax penalty! If you want to buy Health insurance (that meets the Federal coverage requirements) ON or OFF the Marketplace at all for 2014, you must enroll by the end of March 2014! Otherwise, you may have to wait until November 15, 2014 to buy a January 1st, 2015 policy! (Nov. 15th is the start of the next Open Enrollment period, for the next chance to buy Individual coverage.)

You can ONLY buy coverage outside of Open Enrollment if you experience a “Qualifying Event”, including:

  • Birth or adoption of a child
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Loss of other health coverage

You can learn more about Open Enrollment and what to expect in health care starting in 2014 @ healthcare.gov or call BBS to speak with a licensed agent @ 865.240.4866!