2015 Health Insurance Open Enrollment Deadline – Feb 15

Nov 15, 2014 - Feb 15, 2015

 

If you don’t have health coverage during 2015, you may have to pay a penalty

The “shared responsibility payment” is a new tax penalty that Americans have to pay this year if they can afford health insurance but choose not to buy it. It’s called a shared responsibility payment because everyone in the United States is now required to be part of our health insurance system — buying health coverage for themselves and their families rather than relying on others to pay for their care. Those who don’t buy health insurance in 2015 may be subject to the penalty, which is $325 per person in a household or 2 percent of their income, whichever is greater.

For more information visit Covered California, California’s Health Exchange.

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