Dakota Midday: Special Enrollment Open For Health Insurance
The deadline for open enrollment for private health insurance through the insurance exchange was last month, but there’s a special enrollment period that will still allow some individuals and families to get coverage. It runs through the end of April and is for those who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to a penalty when they file their taxes in South Dakota and other states that use the federal Health Insurance Marketplace.
There are three insurers offering policies through the marketplace in South Dakota: Avera Health Plans, Sanford Health Plan and DakotaCare. Deb Muller, Chief Administrative Officer for Avera Health Plans, joined Dakota Midday and discussed the special enrollment period.
For more information, visit healthcare.gov.