One week left to sign up for government health insurance

WISCONSIN (CBS58) -- The deadline to sign up for healthcare through the health insurance marketplace is December 15. Once a person enrolls, coverage starts January 1, 2018. 

If you don't sign up for health insurance, you'll have to pay a fine at the end of the year. Use this IRS tool to estimate the fine you would have to pay if you don't enroll.  

There are premium tax credits still available for people who need financial help. Here's a checklist of what you will to sign up. 

Click here to see a list of open enrollment events throughout Wisconsin. 

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