People who don’t participate in an employer-sponsored health care plan have multiple options when it comes to buying a plan on their own.

But one of those options goes away Friday. Enrollment closes Dec. 15 for the federal health care exchange marketplace, often referred to as Obamacare.

The deadline is the same for people wishing to renew their 2017 plans through the exchange.

The federal government warns that people who miss the deadline will have to wait another year before they can enroll in the marketplace unless they qualify for a “special enrollment period,” which accounts for life events, like marriage, having a baby or losing a job.

Enrollment is online at healthcare.gov.

Preview the plans with cost estimates before logging in here.

As a reminder, many employer-sponsored health care plans are up for enrollment this month, as well.

If you have any questions about how your health care plan, either through the exchange or through a private plan, will affect your financial bottom line, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for an appointment.

PHOTO CREDIT: healthcare.gov

Peekz ConsultiN LLC is a Pittsburgh-based accounting firm, located in the West Side, that caters to individuals, small businesses and nonprofit organizations. We aim to empower clients to help them take control of their finances and achieve their dreams.

 

 

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