The Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care reform law, was passed in 2010 by the government to give more people access to health insurance to get the care they need.
The individual mandate requires all Americans to have some sort of health insurance. Otherwise they pay a penalty. You'll pay any penalty owed when you file your 2018 taxes in 2019.
Most people are required to have health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. You can purchase a health plan during the Open Enrollment Period established by the law. You may be eligible to purchase health insurance outside of the Open Enrollment Period if you have a qualifying event, such as having a baby, getting married, or moving to a new county. Additionally, a tax credit is available to help pay some of the cost of a health plan for those who qualify.
Stay covered in 2019!
Keep you and your loved ones covered. You never know when you might need care. Mark your calendar for these important upcoming open enrollment dates:
October 4: First day to enroll in a plan if you're not using a premium tax credit
November 1: First day to enroll in a plan if you're using a premium tax credit
December 15: Last day to enroll in 2019 coverage