Deadline looming for Affordable Care Act insurance

Lutheran Health extends hours for healthcare enrollment help

FILE - Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The deadline for healthcare enrollment is just days away, and Lutheran Health Network is extending its free enrollment fairs to help anyone register for health insurance. The hospital has been offering enrollment help since January 14. The enrollment deadline is on Sunday February 15.

Under the Affordable Care Act, 2015 is the first year people are required to have health insurance or they face a tax penalty. People who don’t obtain insurance by Sunday will have a penalty applied to their annual taxable income. The penalty fee is $325 per adult and $162.50 per child or up to $975 per family, or two percent of a family’s income, which ever is higher.

To participate in the open enrollment fair, people need proof of residency or driver’s license, proof of income (W-2 or pay stub) for you and your family and a social security number for everyone who is applying for coverage.

Lutheran and St. Joseph Hospitals will be open the following extended hours:

LUTHERAN HOSPITAL

Free extended enrollment fairs: Feb. 14 and 15, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Lutheran Hospital South Lobby

7910 W. Jefferson Blvd. | Medical Office Building Two | Fort Wayne, IN 46804

For more information: (260) 435-7477

ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL

Free extended enrollment fairs: Feb. 14 and 15, from noon to 4 p.m. at the St. Joseph Hospital 2nd Floor Mezzanine

700 Broadway | Fort Wayne, IN 46802

For more information: (260) 425-3959

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