Why should I sign up for health insurance?
- Accidents happen. People get sick. Insurance protects you and your family, which means you can get the care you need without huge medical bills.
- Getting insurance means you can see a range of health care providers when you need to.
- It also means you can get preventive care (including birth control options and breast and cervical cancer screenings) for free, without a copay.
- Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of Americans will get help paying for their insurance plans.
- Even if you’ve looked before, health insurance plans and costs change every year. And you could get financial assistance that can help you afford the costs.
- If you don’t get insured, you will probably have to pay a fine of $695 (per person without insurance in your household, and $347.50 per child) — or 2.5% of your yearly income, whichever is more.
So now what?
You have until January 14, 2018 to sign up for coverage. And you don’t have to figure it out alone – you can get free, in-person help signing up and picking a plan--for FREE! Planned Parenthood Navigators can answer your questions and help you create a MNsure account, submit your application, and even help you enroll in a program or plan when you’re ready.
Planned Parenthood’s health center doors are open to everyone — whether you have insurance or not. You can come to Planned Parenthood for the expert, quality care you need, when you need it — with or without insurance. For more than 100 years, Planned Parenthood has been providing expert reproductive and sexual health care. That’s not changing.