THERE IS A NEW SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD QUALIFICATION:
For Special Enrollment Period (SEP) Qualifications, click: Special Enrollment Period Qualifications
Between March 1st and April 30th, 2015:
To be eligible for this SEP, individuals must attest that when they filed their 2014 federal tax return, that they paid a penalty for not having health insurance in 2014, and that they first became aware of or understood the implications of not having health insurance in 2014 when they filed their federal tax return.
“Many New Yorkers filing their federal income taxes are just learning that they face a federal tax penalty for not enrolling themselves and their families in health coverage last year,” said NYSOH Executive Director Donna Frescatore. “The maximum penalty will increase in 2015 and again in 2016. We want to help New Yorkers by providing a time limited opportunity to enroll in affordable, quality health insurance through the Marketplace.”