If you're among the several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance, then starting Sunday you'll get a second chance to sign up for 2015 coverage through HealthCare.gov.
That might ease the sting of rising penalties for people still uninsured this year.
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Fines payable to the IRS are the stick behind the coverage offer in the health law.
Virtually every in the U.S. is now required to get covered through an employer, a government program, or by buying individual policies.
This is the first year fines are being collected. H&R Block says the penalty averages about $170 among its affected customers.
If you're hit with the penalty, you'll have until April 30 to sign up for coverage and avoid bigger fines next year.