January Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline Extended to Thursday, December 17

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Great news! You now have more time to enroll in or change your Marketplace health insurance plan for full-year coverage in 2016. Today Healthcare.gov announced an extension until 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, December 17 (2:59 a.m. Friday Eastern time) to purchase or make changes to coverage beginning on January 1, 2016. If your state has its own marketplace, visit its website for information on state extensions.

TurboTax is here to help you understand your health insurance enrollment options and how the Affordable Care Act impacts you and your taxes. Check out our guide to the Marketplace for tools to help you pick the best option for you and your family. There is also Enroll America’s Get Covered Connector to help you find local help with your health insurance application.

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