PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® and GetInsured, a leading online health insurance marketplace, are joining forces for a second year to make accessing tax credits and signing up for health insurance easy. By answering a few simple questions during the tax interview, clients will understand if they qualify for money-saving tax credits, and with the help of GetInsured, can enroll in a health insurance plan that fits their budget. This assistance is available by phone at 866-652-6321 or online at GetInsured.com/jacksonhewitt.
“Nearly two-thirds of uninsured Americans qualify for tax credits to lower the cost of health insurance,” said David Prokupek, CEO, Jackson Hewitt. “As part of Jackson Hewitt’s promise to work hard for the hardest working, we’ll see if you’re eligible for tax credits and get you the biggest refund you deserve.”
Research by Kaiser Health shows that 90 percent of Americans are unaware of basic facts of the Affordable Care Act Laws: when open enrollment begins and ends; that there is a tax penalty for being uninsured; and that they may qualify for money-saving tax credits to help them pay for health coverage. This year’s tax penalty for being uninsured is $325 per adult and $162.50 per child, or up to 2 percent of household income, whichever is greater.
“Open enrollment began November 15th and there is still a lot of confusion among Americans about the Affordable Care Act and how it will actually impact them,” said Chini Krishnan, co-founder and CEO of GetInsured. “With the deadline for enrolling set at February 15, 2015, we’re happy to be working with Jackson Hewitt again this year to make it as efficient as possible for Americans to understand the implications of the ACA and find a plan that’s right for them."
Thanks to tax credits, health insurance may be more affordable than expected. In many cases buying the right insurance coverage can actually save consumers money in the long run, especially in the event of an accident or unexpected illness. Considering the rising cost of tax penalties, it pays to talk to a professional.
About Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. is a leading full service multi-channel tax preparation company with approximately 6,300 franchised and company-owned locations including nearly 3,000 locations in Walmart stores throughout the United States. Jackson Hewitt also provides a full suite of online and mobile tax filing solutions for the “do-it-yourself” marketplace at www.jacksonhewittonline.com. We hold our 40,000 professional and certified tax preparers to the highest standards in the industry and stand behind our work with our Biggest Refund and 100% Accuracy Guarantees. For more information, product and offer details, or to locate your neighborhood Jackson Hewitt office, visit www.jacksonhewitt.com or call 1-800.234.1040.
GetInsured is a cloud-based health insurance exchange platform that combines modern technology and customer service capabilities to make health insurance shopping easy and efficient. Since its founding in 2005, GetInsured has helped millions of consumers find the right health insurance plan for their needs and budgets. GetInsured is approved by the federal government to enroll Americans in subsidized health insurance plans, and also provides state governments and employers with SaaS-based technology solutions for public and private health insurance exchanges. For more information, please visit www.getinsured.com.