Visalia, CA – Family HealthCare Network’s (FHCN) team of certified enrollment counselors remain available to the public, as Covered California announced it is now offering a special enrollment opportunity through April 30, 2015. The opportunity allows eligible consumers who did not know or understand there was a tax penalty for being uninsured in 2015 to apply for health coverage. Those applying must attest that they did not realize there was a tax penalty. FHCN’s certified enrollment counselors will continue to offer enrollment services through April 30th at each of the organization’s 14 health centers throughout Tulare and Kings Counties as well as its Resource Center in Porterville.
For the first time, consumers who are filing taxes in 2014 may pay a penalty for not having health insurance coverage. The penalty for going without insurance in 2015 will increase significantly. Consumers who can afford insurance but choose not to buy it will be subject to a $325 fee per adult in a household, or two percent of their income, whichever is greater.
Visit any FHCN health center to speak with a counselor regarding your coverage options or call the organization’s enrollment line at (559) 741-4366 for dates and times available by location.
About Family HealthCare Network:
Family HealthCare Network is a private nonprofit organization that operates federally qualified health centers. Our mission is to provide quality health care to everyone in the communities we serve. We operate 18 sites, of which 14 are community health centers located in Tulare and Kings Counties. Family HealthCare Network is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home and is dually recognized by The Joint Commission with its Gold Seal of Approval® for Patient Quality and Safety and as a Patient Centered Primary Medical Home.
For more information about Family HealthCare Network, please call 877-960-3426. Visit our website at www.FHCN.org, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/fhcn.org, or follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/FHCN.