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Health insurance sign up deadline today

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Tuesday is the last day to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. This includes enrolling in a new plan or making a change to an existing plan.

If you want to keep your existing insurance plan, you do not have to change anything.

Those who miss Tuesday's deadline will face a tax penalty on next years taxes. The penalty is now $695 or 2.5 percent of your income, whichever is higher.

Coverage goes into effect Jan. 1.

For more information on how to enroll for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, visit Healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.

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