Deadline to sign up for insurance is approaching

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

SOUTH BEND, Ind.--- Time is running out to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

The deadline is midnight next Monday, March 31.

This means you have six days to sign up or face penalties.

Currently 900,000 Hoosiers don't have insurance.

The State of Indiana offers nearly three dozen plans on the insurance exchange.

South Bend leaders, and those in the health care industry, met at Memorial Hospital today to promote enrollment.

“What the data shows in Indiana is that a family of four earning 50,000 a year can get a health insurance plan for about $46 a month,” said Kathleen Falk, Regional Director of the Health & Human Services Department. “It’s good insurance and its affordable.”

They also talked about the services available to help area applicants through this process, such as using a navigator for assistance.

“A navigator is a person who's going to work with clients who are in need of health care and we're going to work with them as far as their income,” said Beverly Milon, a registered Navigator. “Whatever's going on with their situation we're going to work with them to get online to get healthcare.”

Online applicants must have their social security number and proof of income to apply.

That info is needed for anyone they're applying for.

An email address is also required to complete the process as well.

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