May 12, 2020 – An individual's decision to "gamble" and go without health insurance can result in uncompensated care – a financial burden on hospitals… Read more
January 25, 2020 – Regardless of where you get your health insurance, you (and the IRS) will get a tax form from your employer, insurance company, or exchange… Read more
January 20, 2020 – With the exception of short-term health insurance and other non-ACA-regulated plans, all individual health insurance policies sold since… Read more
September 12, 2019 – Although there is no longer a federal tax penalty for being uninsured, some states have created their own penalties with enforcement… Read more
January 19, 2019 – Q. Is the Obamacare individual mandate just based on the honor system? A: In some ways, yes. But although the individual mandate penalty… Read more
January 17, 2019 – The individual mandate and its associated penalty are applicable to 2018 tax returns, as the repeal of the mandate penalty didn't take… Read more
December 19, 2018 – Q. I was laid off right before open enrollment ended, and now do not have any income/insurance. Am I still required to sign up for… Read more
If I decline my employer-sponsored plan and try to get a subsidized exchange plan, will the IRS know?
December 17, 2018 – Q. If I decline by employer-sponsored health plan and apply through the exchange instead - and try to get a premium subsidy - would the… Read more
January 28, 2018 – Q. I know that the individual mandate allows for a gap in coverage as long as it's less than three months in a year. But what if I have… Read more
If I owe income tax and the ACA penalty but don’t plan to pay the ACA penalty, will the IRS apply my payment to my penalty or to my income tax?
January 12, 2018 – Q. If I owe income tax and the ACA penalty but don’t plan to pay the ACA penalty, will the IRS apply my payment to my penalty or to my… Read more
I can’t enroll in my employer-sponsored plan until July. Do I have to pay a penalty for the first half of the year?
January 10, 2018 – Q. I've been uninsured for the last few years. My company offers health insurance, but I didn't enroll during the open enrollment period… Read more
Does every business with 50 or more employees pay a penalty if it doesn’t offer ‘affordable, comprehensive’ insurance?
January 9, 2018 – Q. Does every business with more than 50 employees pay a penalty if they don’t offer "affordable, comprehensive" insurance? A.… Read more