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    Health Insurance Open Enrollment Ends Feb. 15: Have You Explored State Bar Options?

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    Feb. 4, 2015 – Now is the time to act if you are interested in joining the State Bar of Wisconsin’s health insurance. Individual health insurance open enrollment expires Feb. 15. Explore the different options quickly – but there is still time.

    Health insurance has changed significantly under the Affordable Care Act. As a result, here are some changes that may impact you:

    • Everyone is required to enroll in health insurance or pay a tax penalty.
    • You may qualify for federal tax credits to make health insurance more affordable.

    If you do not sign up within the open-enrollment period, you will only be able to pursue changes in your health insurance if a triggering event occurs. For more information on what constitutes a triggering event, see “Know the Rules: Special Enrollment Periods for Health Insurance Plans” in the Dec. 17, 2014, issue of InsideTrack.

    All State Bar members are encouraged to use one of the resources below or to connect with your own trusted tax, employee benefits, and insurance advisors to help you make the best coverage decisions for your unique situation.

    Professional Insurance Programs

    Professional Insurance Programs evaluates health insurance coverage options and has an online health insurance shopping portal for State Bar members to help you evaluate coverage options through Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation and its subsidiary, Arise Health Plan.

    Contact Professional Insurance Programs at (414) 277-0154 or toll free at (800) 637-4676.

    Bultman Financial Services

    Bultman Financial Services will offer personal assistance in evaluating health insurance coverage options. State Bar members have access to the GOHealth online health insurance shopping portal to help you evaluate coverage options.

    Contact Bultman Financial Services at (262)782-9949 or toll free at (800) 344-7040.

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