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Enroll In Plan By March 31 To Avoid Tax Penalty

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It's not too late to enroll in the marketplace for health coverage! Enrollment ends March 31, 2014. If you sign up for insurance by the end of March, you will not face a tax penalty. Missouri is participating in the health insurance marketplace operated by the federal goverment. To learn about plan choices available in Missouri and to enroll in a plan, visit www.healthcare.gov. For questions, call toll free 800/318-2596. This is a 24-hour hotline that handles consumers’ questions.

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A broad coalition of organizations helping people sign up for coverage has created ACAFinancialHelp.org to provide consumers with information, financial help and in-person assistance. The website offers an easy-to-use calculator and other tools, as well as a list of local enrollment events.

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What is the health insurance marketplace?

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Missouri is participating in a health insurance marketplace run by the federal government.

What does this mean for individuals, families and small businesses in Missouri? Basically, it means there is a new way for you to obtain health insurance and have control over your health insurance options.

So, how do you get signed up? First, you need to do a little homework. That’s where we come into help. Enroll Missouri provides a centralized source of information for individuals, small businesses and others to learn more about the health insurance marketplace, opportunities for premium assistance to purchase health insurance and more. Once you know your options, then you can get signed up for health coverage.

So, are you ready to enroll Missouri? Great — let’s get started!

A View of Two Missouris

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A new report from the Missouri Hospital Association finds that Missouri’s poor health status and the large number of individuals without health insurance result in life expectancy rates in some areas of the state that are worse than the Third World. This problem is compounded by Missouri’s low Medicaid eligibility rate. For working families in Missouri, this rate is lower than the average daily wage in Angola, a nation in southern Africa.