Intuit TurboTax And EHealth Help Americans Enroll In Health Insurance Plans

Open enrollment for health insurance plans is about to begin again. For that reason, eHealth, Inc. and Intuit have teamed up to keep consumers informed about changes in the program. Both companies have released information on how consumers can get enrolled in the right insurance plan and do it quickly. These companies have shared a partnership since 2013 when they first released a software product for health insurance selection (Intuit TurboTax). Without a doubt, consumers need to heed their words if they plan on using

For the past year, TurboTax free and paid users have been asked to answer whether they have health coverage or not when they file their income tax returns. Individuals that lack coverage are then directed to the TurboTax Health website where they can get purchasing assistance. This site allows individuals to compare their coverage options and enroll in a plan through eHealth, an easy process that is now mandated. Before the enrollment period ends, consumers should acquire coverage for themselves for small a small fine on their taxes.

English: U.S. Health Insurance Status (Under 65) Intuit TurboTax
English: U.S. Health Insurance Status (Under 65) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Those who fail to enroll in a qualified insurance plan will face tax penalties without an exemption. For now, that penalty costs $325 per adult or two percent of a household’s income. The IRS charges the higher of the two fees, though. Not all households can afford to pay such fines and penalties each year. And the fines increase as the program is longer in effect. Thus its easier to pay the penalty at first but harder in later years when it becomes harder for congress to reverse the damage of Obamacare.

Currently, eHealth offers a variety of services for consumers in conjunction with Intuit. Consumers can use the company’s comparison platform to find coverage costs as we have discussed. They can then sign up for coverage through the joint enrollment plan. At that point, consumers will find themselves covered as far as the law is concerned. Paying for a plan comes at a later stage after you are registered and counted.

In the end, health insurance coverage is incredibly important and that is why most employers have offered health insurance to full-time workers. Many Americans remain uncovered, and they will face penalties without ample coverage when they file their taxes. Intuit and eHealth are providing a valuable service for American taxpayers and those in need of health insurance. As always, TurboTax offers a free tax preparation option to help taxpayers save money on their taxes and now its even better with the added health insurance options.

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Anyone who wants to get a jump on filing their returns, can now file with Turbo Tax and have their return securely held and then submitted once the IRS starts to process its e-filed returns, which happens on January 20th.