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Special enrollment for HealthCare.gov kicks off March 15
Modern Healthcare

A special enrollment period will begin March 15 and end April 30 to help consumers avoid tax penalties for not obtaining health insurance coverage this year, Andrew Slavitt, principal deputy administrator at CMS, said during a news briefing Friday.To qualify for the exemption, people will need to self-attest that they had to pay a penalty for not having coverage in 2014, they cannot be currently enrolled in a plan on Healthcare.gov, and claim that they only found out they were going to have to pay a tax penalty when they filed their income tax forms.

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