MNsure working with people having troubles meeting deadline

By KBJR News 1

MNsure working with people having troubles meeting deadline

March 24, 2014 Updated Mar 24, 2014 at 7:04 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- MNsure announced today it will help people get coverage and avoid a federal tax penalty even if their enrollment isn't complete when the deadline expires a week from today.

Minnesotans have until 11:59 p.m. next Monday to enroll or get "in line" for coverage. Being "in line" means you made an attempt by starting enrollment coverage.

MNsure says being “in line” can include, but is not limited to:
-Completion of the MNsure Enrollment Attempt Form
-MNsure’s ability to see a consumer’s state of activity in the MNsure IT system
-Submission of a paper application to DHS or county agency
-Navigator or broker records of working with consumer
-Records from the MNsure Contact Center or consumer phone records that show attempted contact
-Emails sent to MNsure
-Documents/statements made during an appeals process

Nearly all Americans are required to have health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. If they don't, a consumer with an annual income of $50,000 would be subject to a $400 - $500 penalty.

Ramona Marozas