January 20, 2020 – The health reform law includes an individual mandate, requiring every American to have health coverage, with just a few exceptions. It… 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: If a person opts out of buying insurance, gets in an accident and goes to hospital emergency room – what happens? A: When a… Read more
January 31, 2018 – 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 29, 2018 – Q. I've heard that Obamacare's preventive care mandates only help women. I'm a man, and I feel like I'm getting the short end of the stick.… 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 work at a large corporation that offers health insurance, but it’s expensive and I don’t feel I need it. Under Obamacare, can my company force me to sign up?
September 20, 2017 – Q. I work for a large corporation that offers health insurance. It's pretty expensive though, and I don't feel I need it. I'm young,… Read more
I have insurance through my husband’s employer, so I don’t need my employer’s coverage. But my company said I have to work fewer than 30 hours a week so that I’m not considered full time. Can I just waive my employer’s coverage if they let me work full time?
January 2, 2017 – Q. I have health insurance through my husband's employer, so I don't need my employer's coverage. But my company said I have to work fewer… Read more