Deadline Looms for

Island Health Insurance

Saturday, Dec. 15 is the last day that Islanders can sign up for health insurance with Vineyard Health Care Access Program and get accepted by Jan. 1.

Massachusetts residents will lose their personal deduction on their state income tax if they cannot prove they have health insurance by that date.

The program, which began in 1999, helps Islanders who need access to affordable plans and related health-care resources. More information is available by calling 508-696-0020.