Deadline for Insurance Enrollment Approaching

Feb 9, 2015

The health care marketplace will be open until midnight on Sunday, February 15 at www.getcoveredillinois.gov
Credit healthcaregov.net

The deadline is approaching to sign up for health care under the Affordable Care Act. In-person counselors help walk people through the process.

Loren Greer is a 63-year-old truck driver who was taken off his company's health coverage when he was forced into early retirement. He sought help from an in-person counselor so he can avoid paying a fee after the February 15 deadline. If it weren't for the threat of a 325 dollar fee, Greer might not enroll.

"It doesn't do any good to really worry about it, does it? What's going to happen's going to happen. It's like I said before, you can be healthy today and dead tomorrow. Nothing's a sure thing except death and taxes," Greer said.

The counselors, who are trained to help set people up with insurance, emphasize the need for enrolling before Sunday's deadline to avoid last minute problems.