ACT NOW: Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment deadline looming

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Sunday is the deadline of open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace, also known as Obama Care.

Officials say although many have already signed up...

"The Greater Milwaukee Area we now know that 44,000 citizens have signed up for health insurance just during this open enrollment period," said U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Kathleen Falk.

There are still a lot of people unaware of this looming deadline.

"Of the uninsured still out there, about 9 out of 10 don't know were in this open enrollment period," said Falk.

But they have options, Milwaukee County is hosting a series of enrollment events to help people register.

The public can also call 211 to get enrollment questions answered and learn about enrollment events near them.

"I know there are going to be a lot of people in our community who are intimidated by this. There are a lot of choices , but there are people out there who are trained to help them get through this process," said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

When you head to the Health Insurance Marketplace, the enrollment process has been made easier with about 60 fewer pages to scroll through.

There are also more options in health insurance providers.

"Last year, there were 13 insurance providers and this year there are 15. Last year, there were 84 plans on average and this year there are 109," said Falk.

Important actions to take before February 15th.

To find an enrollment event near you, CLICK HERE.

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