PCC health fair answers questions about new health insurance - Tucson News Now

PCC health fair answers questions about new health insurance

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

For those who have yet tosign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, help is on the waytoday. 

There is an event takingplace today, a one stop shop for those needing assistance. Though many places aroundTucson are offering help like La Frontera, the process of finding insurance can be confusing for many. 

Right now those, who donot have insurance and do not sign up before the current deadline, could soonface a tax penalty. 

The Pima Community CollegeNorthwest is hosting a health and wellness fair where medical staff will be onhand to help people sign up for their insurance and make the process less complex.

To begin receiving healthinsurance by April 1, the sign up date is this Saturday, March 15.  Open enrollment continues until March 31, thoughthose without insurance could start facing tax penalties if they do not sign upby this weekend.  Anyone who signs upfrom March 16 to March 31 will not have insurance kicking in until May. 

Today is the public'schance to get all their questions answered about the health insurance.  The health fair is open to everyone from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. at PCC's Northwest campus.

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