A look at the stories you need to know today... the deadline for open enrollment for market place health insurance under the affordable care act is two weeks away.
December 15th is the final day to enroll for coverage for 2019.
News 8's jordan fremstad has more on what you can do if you haven't applied for health coverage.
There are several options for health coverage.
According to covering wisconsin dot org...if you are under the age of 26 you can stay on your parents plan.
You can receive coverage from your employer....medi care if you are 65 and older...or badger care for low income adults.
The final option is the market place or obamacare.... which tries to make health insurance more affordable.
The deadline for market place health insurance is coming up.
"that's an option for individuals and families and small employers to get health insurance coverage at affordable prices."
Local insurance experts say december 15th is the date you want to keep in mind.
"i would prefer that people didn't wait."
They say now is the time if you haven't already to get enrolled...the longer you wait the more trouble you will have getting through the process.
"you might be in a queue to wait because every body else has procrastinated and you are waiting up to midnight of the 15 deadline."
Wanda palmer from workforce development says their office can help people who need to enroll.
"i am licensed and trained every year.
We can meet in person.
I can do it over the phone."
She says if you miss the deadline your options are limited to what is called a special enrollment period.
"things like having a baby, getting married, getting divorced or having someone pass away.
Or if you have job loss and you have lost coverage from that job loss then that qualifies as an enrollment event."
You would have 60 days to get enrolled...which is why it is important to get it done sooner rather than later.
If you would like to set up an appointment in person with wanda for help on enrollment you can call.
The number at the bottom of your screen or visit healthcare dot gov to enroll yourself.
?who qualifies for health insurance under the affordable care act?
It is all based on the number of family members and household income....for example a family of four can make 400 percent more than the federal poverty line and still qualify.
We will have more information about all healthcare options on our website news