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What if I missed the 2/15 deadline?

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    I didn't sign up for healthcare before the 2/15 deadline. What are my options? Am I just out of luck for a year?
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    Well you have a few options. All the extended enrollment deadlines have passed now so those won't be an option.

    There are special enrollment periods. After a major life event you have 60 days to sign up:
    -Married or Divorced
    -Lost job w/ insurance
    -Adopted a child
    -Released from prison

    Other than that, you only option is getting short term insurance. You will still have to pay the penalty for not signing up in time but you will be covered until the next sign up period begins.

    Hope this is helpful
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    I also encourage you to see if you are eligible for Medicaid. This is wholly dependent on your income and whether your state expanded Medicaid.

    You can see if your state expanded Medicaid HERE

    Then you can see your state's income requirements to be eligible for Medicaid HERE