Deadline for Registering for Health Insurance Marketplace Extended: City to Hold Two Additional Education and Enrollment Seminars

Monday, March 30, 2015

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — March 30, 2015 — The Health Insurance Marketplace is providing individuals and families who owe the fee when they file their 2014 taxes with one last chance to get covered for 2015. The city of Virginia Beach will conduct two additional seminars, on Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 16, 2015, to educate citizens about the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace, and to assist them with enrollment. Certified Application Counselors (CAC) will be present at each event to answer questions and guide applicants through the enrollment process. The seminars are free and open to the public.

The Marketplace is a new way to find and buy health coverage that fits an individual’s budget and meets their needs. Anyone interested can apply and enroll for coverage at This site also provides information about the types of coverage available, answers questions, and informs the user about services provided and how to customize the options to meet their individual needs. 

Citizens may also call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). 

When preparing to apply citizens should have with them:

·    Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants) for all members of your household (who you will claim on your tax return).     

·    Employer and income information for every member of your household (for example, from pay stubs or W-2 forms – Wage and Tax Statements) 

For more information about the Virginia Beach sessions or to make an appointment with a CAC, contact the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health at (757) 518-2700 ext. 6.