Consumers’ Last Chance to Enroll for 2016 Healthcare Coverage Quickly Approaches

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The open enrollment period for individuals and families to sign up for 2016 healthcare coverage through HealthCare.gov ends this Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Individuals who were enrolled through the Hawai’i Health Connector in 2015 must re-enroll for 2016 coverage through HealthCare.gov or they will no longer be insured. Individuals and families without insurance are strongly urged to enroll either through the online portal HealthCare.gov or by phone 1-800-318-2596 by 10:00 p.m. on Jan. 31 to retain health insurance coverage in 2016.

If individuals and families would like in-person assistance, there are Kōkua on each island ready to help. Please visit hawaiihealthconnector.com/appointment for a list of partner organizations on each island or hawaiihealthconnector.com/events for a list of nearby enrollment events.

Outside of a few Special Enrollment circumstances (e.g. a period for residents from nations under the Compact of Free Association (COFA), which include the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau), individuals who miss Sunday’s deadline will be unable to get health insurance through the marketplace until Jan. 1, 2017.

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