If you don’t have health insurance in three weeks, it will cost you.
By March 31, 2014, you need to be enrolled in a health insurance plan or have discovered whether they are exempt from having to enroll in an insurance plan.
If you’re on Medicare, Medicaid, have a job based plan or bought a plan yourself you are exempt.
Lawmakers in Washington are working to delay the imposition of penalties until 2015.
The “Desert Sun” reports the Simple Fairness Act passed the House last week, the measure now goes to the senate.
The bill would not eliminate the individual mandate, so you still need to make sure you have coverage.
The Shawnee County Health Agency is offering open enrollment sessions to help you enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
Staff is available at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library during all hours the library is open, except Tuesdays.
You can walk in at any time to get help or you can sign up for an appointment.
They hold a special enrollment session every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Shawnee County Health Agency.
Open enrollment sessions run through March 31st.