Signed up? Obamacare enrollment deadline looming

PHOENIX - The Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline is looming and uninsured Americans have until March 31 to sign up for health insurance before a fine kicks in.

Events are happening all weekend in Arizona to get more people enrolled in Obamacare.

Fast facts to know:

If you don't sign up by Monday you won't get an email or ticket, you'll pay the price come tax time.

The fine is 1 percent of your income or $95 per adult and $47.50 per child, whichever amount is higher.

"April 15, 2015 you would be asked whether you had insurance and then be subject to that penalty for the months or the entire year that you didn't have it," said Herb Schultz, a regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

If you lose your job, get divorced, have a baby, or a similar life changing event alters or eliminates your current insurance coverage after the March 31 sign up deadline, Schultz says you can log on to the marketplace anytime.

Without an exemption, however, you have to wait for the next open enrollment which is November 15 and could still be subject to a fine.

Arizonans with more questions about the enrollment process can call 211 through the 31st.

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