COVERED NOT COVERED? JAN 31 DEADLINE FOR HEALTH INSURANCE
Before venturing out into the wonderful world of freelance, most of us spent time in the full-time trenches where health insurance was (mostly) paid for by the company. Well, not anymore, sucker. Now it's your responsibility to cover your own ass.
But don't worry, getting health insurance isn't as complicated as it seems. For those of you near us in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles and Dallas, we like the folks at Oscar. Ya know, the ones with the cartoon-y ads (there's even one with a dick pic) plastered all over the NYC subways. Not in those cities? Your local insurance providers can be found at healthcare.gov.
Anyhoo, regardless of who you go with, you gotta do it quick. January 31st is the deadline to enroll for coverage. After that, you’re gonna get hit with a tax penalty of $695 or 2.5% of household income (whichever is higher). Ouch. So, do it. If not for your health, at least to get your mom to stop nagging you.
Illustrations below by WNW Member #9667 Robin Davey