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Affordable Care Act sign-up Sunday advice

Affordable Care Act sign-up Sunday advice

Consumers can start signing up for health coverage Sunday under the Affordable Care Act by visiting healthcare.gov, calling 800-318-2596 or seeking in-person assistance from an insurance agent or federally licensed, nonprofit "navigator".

Those eligible for insurance will need to sign up by Dec. 15 to receive coverage starting Jan. 1 and by Jan. 31 to avoid increasing financial penalties for the uninsured.

Whether you signed up last year or are a first-time customer, health care experts strongly recommend talking to someone who can help guide you through the process.

Consumers can find assistance at local libraries and community locations, as well as various locations at Florida International University and Miami Dade College.

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