Updated March 24, 2015
As we blogged about earlier this week, some consumers in states using HealthCare.gov will be granted a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) if they find out while filing their taxes that they will owe a fine for not having health insurance in 2014. Several state-based marketplaces (SBMs) have also created similar tax filing SEPs. Here’s where things stand:
- California: Californians who did not know about or understand the penalty for not having coverage have an opportunity to enroll from February 23 to April 30 through an SEP.
- Connecticut: Connecticuters who find out while filing their 2014 taxes that they’ll owe a fine can enroll in April through an SEP.
District of Columbia: Washingtonians who owe a fine on their 2014 taxes or who have found out about the fine since February 15 can qualify for an SEP from March 15 through April 30.
Hawaii: Uninsured Hawaiians who owe a fine for not hot having health coverage can access an SEP from March 20 through April 30.
- Kentucky: Kentuckians unaware of tax penalties will have an SEP to enroll between March 2 and April 30.
- Maryland: Marylanders owing a penalty for not having coverage will have the opportunity to enroll in coverage through an SEP from March 15 to April 30.
- Minnesota: Minnesotans required to pay a tax penalty for not having 2014 health coverage will be granted an SEP from March 1 to April 30.
- New York: New Yorkers who face a fine for not having health coverage in 2014 will be granted an SEP between March 1 and April 30.
- Rhode Island: Rhode Islanders who find out they’ll owe a fine for being uninsured in 2014 can enroll though an SEP from March 15 through April 30.
- Vermont: Vermonters who learn about the penalty for not having coverage when filing their taxes can contact the call center to enroll in coverage through an SEP before May 31.
- Washington: Washingtonians learning about tax penalties for not having coverage should contact the call center to request an SEP before April 17.
- Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts: No tax filing SEP available at this time.
Consumers looking to get in-person assistance should continue to use our Get Covered Connector to find available appointments. We will be updating this blog post as new information becomes available.