The Get Out, Get Covered Tour Ends At Treefort Music Fest

Treefort MainpageThe Get Out, Get Covered Tour ended in true rock star fashion. As a finish line for the tour, we hit the Treefort Music Festival; a four-day indie music extravaganza in the heart of downtown Boise. The goal for the tour was to reach people in unexpected locations. So we figured, “Who’s going to expect us at Treefort?” So we spent three days listening to music and answering questions about health insurance.

We posted up between a robot couple (that greatly resembled something from the Jetson’s) and PacificSource employees mingled with music fans at the “Recharge Bar.” The Recharge Bar allowed Treeforters who had been out for a fort night to stop by and charge their cell phone, tablets, and bike lights. While they were charging their phone, we answered any lingering health insurance questions they still had.

Treefort Booth 1The event was a blast, and our employees had a great time rocking out to some great indie tunes while helping our community get covered.

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The Get Out, Get Covered Tour

Get Out Get Covered_MillionideasYou might be thinking, “It’s after January 1, and I didn’t sign up for health insurance, I’m doomed!” Not to worry, there’s still time to get enrolled in health insurance. The deadline you want to mark on your calendar, March 31. That’s the deadline to get enrolled in coverage for 2014, and to avoid a tax penalty (for not having coverage). 

While it’s not too late to buy health insurance, we understand that buying it can be confusing. So, from January 13 – March 31 we’re headed out on a tour of Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, and coming to a neighborhood near you. Featuring 95 stops in 57 communities, the “Get Out, Get Covered” events will focus on giving you everything you need to enroll in a plan on-site, or give you enough information so you can buy insurance on your own.

Get Out, Get Covered Tour events will be held in a wide variety of settings. Venues such as community recreation centers, hospitals, and cafes will host daytime events, while restaurants, community centers, and other neighborhood gathering spots will host evening events. We’re trying to meet you where you already are. Specific dates, times, and locations, can be found online at

In case you’re wondering if we’re coming to your community, here’s a list of our tour stops:


We hope to see you out! For more information, don’t forget to check:

Myth vs. Fact: Deadlines to Get Health Insurance

Myth_it'lll be too late to get insuranceMyth: After January 1, it’ll be too late to get health insurance.

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Fact: Not the case at all. You can still enroll for health insurance from a health insurance exchange, or directly with an insurer like PacificSource. You just need to enroll before March 31. Here are two deadlines to mark on your calendar:

January 15: The deadline to enroll for insurance and have your coverage start on February 1.

March 31: The deadline to enroll for insurance and avoid a tax penalty. If you wait until March 31, your health insurance will kick in on May 1.

To learn more about the Affordable Care Act and how you can get covered, check out