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• Information about enrolling in an insurance plan through the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange is available from a bilingual call center, 855-996-6449, or online at bewellnm.com. The website includes tools to calculate insurance premium subsidy eligibility and out-of-pocket maximum payments.
• By text-messaging the term “BeWellNM” to 311411, consumers can receive questions that will help determine their eligibility for health insurance subsidies. It also provides the option to have a customer service representative call for assistance.
• People who fail to enroll in an insurance plan by March 31 face tax penalties in 2015. The fees are are $95 per adult, and $47.50 per child in a household, or 1 percent of household gross income — whichever is higher. The tax penalties for failing to have insurance in subsequent years will increase.
• More information about groups exempt from the March 31 enrollment deadline is available at www.healthcare.gov/exemptions.
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 7:00 pm
Updated: 11:09 am, Thu Mar 13, 2014.
By the end of February, more than 15,000 New Mexicans had enrolled in insurance plans through the state’s online marketplace created under the federal Affordable Care Act, according to statistics released Tuesday.
But less than three weeks remain in 2014’s open-enrollment period, and the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange is far short of its enrollment goal of 50,000.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 7:00 pm.
Updated: 11:09 am.