Most people must have qualifying health coverage or pay a fee for the months they don't have insurance. But if you qualify for a health coverage exemption you don't need to pay the fee.
3 Important facts about health coverage exemptions
- Exemptions are available based on a number of circumstances, including certain hardships, some life events, health coverage or financial status, and membership in some groups.
- You claim most health coverage exemptions on your federal tax return. Some require you to fill out and mail an application to the Marketplace.
- You don’t have to pay the fee for any month you have qualifying health coverage. If you’re uncovered only 1 or 2 months, you don’t have to pay the fee for any month.
If you are looking for a healthcare exemption click the link below:
We also have an Medicaid Coverage Gap document available for your assistance:
Taxpayer and Spouse w/ 1 Dependent did NOT have health insurance during the tax year. They reside in the state of Texas. Their total household income is $23,000 for the entire tax year. If you look at the Household Size (3) chart you will see next to the State of Texas that this family does meet the income limit under the MFJ column. The entire family would qualify for the Health Insurance Coverage Exemption (This coverage exemption can be given on the ACA Health - Health Care Exemption Questionnaire on Question 3 by completing the applicable chart w/ the health exemption code G - Resident of a state that did not expand Medicaid, see below).