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New York Uninsured May Enroll Until April 30

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The New York health exchange says uninsured residents have until April 30 to enroll for coverage even though the open enrollment period for 2015 has ended.

State health officials say they are also working with state and federal tax agencies to provide information to income tax preparers to share with clients.

They note the federal tax penalty for not having health insurance in 2015 will increase to $325 per adult in a household or two percent of their income, whichever is greater.

Others can qualify for special enrollment through the health exchange following a qualifying event like losing insurance along with a job or spouse, aging off a parent's insurance, new citizenship or moving into the state with new insurance options.

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