DuPage County residents looking to get health insurance through the affordable care act are urged to act now.
Now is the time to beat the rush for the second round of health insurance enrollment under the affordable care act.
Officials are encouraging everyone to avoid the long lines of last minute-enrollers by calling a DuPage County Health Department officer to make a free appointment for assistance.
The deadline for the second enrollment period is February 15. Those who fail to get insurance will pay a penalty.
“The fine for not having insurance increases significantly this year, it goes from $95 last year to $325 a person this year,” said David Hass, Public Information Officer for the DuPage County Health Department.
The health department will be offering extended hours for appointments in the final days before the deadline.
You can find additional information on times, dates and locations for free enrollment events at enrolldupage.org.
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