The short answer is NO. The Internal Revenue will grant an exemption for the penalty tax as long as you enroll in coverage during your employer’s 2014 open enrollment period. Since health insurance became mandatory on January 1, 2014, the penalty exemption is available for people whose employer-sponsored plan has an open enrollment window that does not align with a calendar year. The issue really came about because, for this
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