Deadline for Purchasing Health Insurance Through Your Health Idaho: This Sunday, Feb. 15

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Folks seeking health insurance through Your Health Idaho, the Gem State's ACA health insurance exchange, have a big deadline coming up.

The open enrollment period for 2015 ends Sunday, Feb. 15, at 11:59 p.m. After that, residents seeking health insurance through the exchange will have to wait until the next enrollment period or apply for a special enrollment period. These special enrollment periods are given to people who have recently married, had children or moving to another state. For more information about special enrollment, click here

"If you haven't started shopping for health insurance for you and your family because you think it will be too expensive, don't rule it out until you've visited with an agent or broker to discuss your options," wrote Your Health Idaho Executive Director Pat Kelly.

Idahoans who have completed their insurance applications by Feb. 15 will receive "a few extra days" to finalize their plans, since processing customer eligibility and determining tax credits can take several days. 

In January, Your Health Idaho reported more than 83,000 customers had purchased insurance coverage or renewed insurance plans through the program.