MNsure special enrollment period ends April 30. Tax penalties increase in 2015.

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Minnesotans who did not have health insurance last year and now owe a penalty on their 2014 federal taxes can still enroll in 2015 health coverage. MNsure’s special enrollment period goes through Thursday, April 30.

Those who don’t have health coverage for the rest of 2015 will risk paying the penalty again next year which will increase to 2% of taxable income or $325 per adult, whichever is greater.

MNsure is the only place to get financial help for your health insurance, which could reduce your premium. Free help is available from MNsure navigators and brokers.  Apply and enroll online or call the MNsure Contact Center at 1-855-366-7123 (open 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Monday through Friday).

NOTICE: Many small businesses are eligible for enrollment throughout the year. Visit the MNsure small business site.