So, you powered through Web site problems and rhetoric, probably spent time on the phone and a lot of time researching and FINALLY signed up for an Affordable Care Act plan by the Dec. 24th deadline. Your work is done, right? Well, not so fast.
Experts are urging consumers to call their new insurance company, just to make sure that the application has arrived, so that there are no surprises when you go to that first doctor’s appointment or fill that first prescription in the New Year.
If you missed the Christmas Eve deadline but still want insurance for 2014, you can still sign up for coverage that will start later.
If you don't have coverage by March 31, you'll pay a tax penalty next year of $95 or 1 percent of your income, whichever is higher.