Uninsured Arkansans have until December 15 to enroll in the state’s My Arkansas Insurance Individual Marketplace and avoid a federally mandated penalty on 2017 tax returns.
The biggest risk when going it on your own in the job market is benefits. If you’re like most self-employed or contract workers, you keep the overhead low by skimping on the employee benefits. When you’re the only employee, that’s just bad business.
Open enrollment for the state’s My Arkansas Insurance Individual Marketplace is underway to provide health insurance plans for individuals who do not have access to employer-provided insurance. The enrollment period ends January 31, 2017.