February 5, 2015
After February 15, you can’t apply for an insurance plan for 2015 through Vermont Health Connect unless you have a “qualifying event” like having a baby or losing a job. You can apply for Medicaid any time, even if you don’t have a qualifying event.
If you don’t apply by February 15, you may not be able to get covered until 2016. That could cause some big problems for you.
If you went without insurance for more than 3 months last year, you may have to pay a penalty or fee this year. If you go without insurance for more than 3 months this year, the penalty goes up – a lot!
This flyer explains more about health insurance penalties.
You can also find out more on our Health Insurance, Taxes and You webpage.
Go to the Vermont Health Connect website to apply now. Most people in Vermont qualify for help to pay for the monthly premium. Some also qualify for help that lowers the costs you have to pay out of your pocket.