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PlaneTree Health Information Center

(2nd floor behind the elevator)
10800 Torre Ave.
Cupertino, CA 95014-3254

Tuesday4pm - 8pm
Wednesday10am - 2pm
Thursday2pm - 6pm
Friday2pm - 6pm
Saturday2pm - 6pm
Holidays & Closures

Phone:(408) 446-1677 ext. 3350

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Affordable Care Act Part 3: Important dates

Starting January 1, 2014, if someone doesn't have a health plan that qualifies as minimum essential coverage, a penalty will apply. The penalty fee is equal to one percent of a person’s income or $95 per adult (whichever amount is higher) in 2014 to 2.5 percent of income or $695 per adult in 2016. The fee for children is half the adult amount.  It's important to remember that even when an individual pays the penalty, they won't receive any health insurance coverage, and they are still responsible for 100 percent of the cost of their medical care.  

After open enrollment ends on March 31, 2014, individuals won't be able to get health coverage through the Marketplace until the next annual enrollment period, unless there is a qualifying life event

The web site provides more information regarding the penalty policy of the Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Marketplace.

Our library has some great resources that can help you learn more about this topic.  Some recommended titles include New Care System,  Beating Obamacare and Health Care Reform Simplified, an ebook from Books 24x7 Health and Wellness Essentials