National Health Insurance Question

I forgot to sign up for the NHI back in January when I got my residency visa through NTNU … but now with the whole SARS thing going on, I know I should do it. My question is first, where/how do I sign up, and secondly (and more importantly), am I going to be penalized or get into some kind of trouble (booted out of the country for example) for not doing it sooner? Thanks in advance!

you can do it at your local “qugongsuo” District Office in Taipei or analogous office in other areas. you will have to pay back fees dating to when you first got your arc, no other penalties that i’m aware of.