There is a lot of confusion surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Here are some myths, and the truths behind them: MYTH #1: I must purchase my health insurance on my state’s exchange (or the federal exchange in states like Virginia who are not running their own exchange). TRUTH: You only must purchase your health insurance on the exchange if you are eligible for and wish to collect a subsidy
How Much Penalty Will I Pay if I Don’t Get Health Insurance?
The individual responsibility clause of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as the individual mandate, requires all Americans to have health insurance by January 1, 2014, or pay a penalty tax. How Much Will the Penalty Be for not Having Health Insurance? You may have heard the figure $95 per person. That is the basic penalty in 2014 for an unmarried individual, earning less than $19,500/year, with no dependents.
Extended Deadline for Health Coverage – What Does it Mean?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA — otherwise known as “Obamacare”) has been front-and-center in the news this month, first for its role in the recent record-long, 16-day shutdown of the US government, and now for the technical glitches that have plagued the online federal health insurance exchange since it opened on October 1. This week the Obama administration announced a 6-week extension of the deadline for signing up for health
What Happens if I Do Not Have Health Insurance after January 1 2014?
The individual responsibility clause of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as the individual mandate, requires all Americans to have health insurance by January 1, 2014, or pay a penalty tax. How will the Penalty Tax be Collected? The penalty tax will be collected by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). When you file your taxes, if you have a gap in health coverage for a continuous three-months or more
Employer Mandate Delayed until 2015
On July 2, the US Treasury Department announced that the employer mandate — a key provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) — will be delayed until 2015. REMINDER: What is the Employer Mandate? Companies with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees must offer full-time employees and their dependents (i.e., children up to age 26) coverage that is affordable and provides minimum value beginning in