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Do you still have to pay a penalty for not having insurance. My wife's hours have been reduced (by the employer) and her company dropped her coverage

Do you still have to pay a penalty for not having insurance coverage.

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tagteam
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Do you still have to pay a penalty for not having insurance. My wife's hours have been reduced (by the employer) and her company dropped her coverage

The penalty is applicable for the 2018 tax year, but you may be eligible for a health insurance coverage exemption. 

 

You can use the interactive tool at the link below to determine whether or not you are eligible.

 

See https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/am-i-eligible-for-a-health-insurance-coverage-exemption-or-required-to-...

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tagteam
Level 15

Do you still have to pay a penalty for not having insurance. My wife's hours have been reduced (by the employer) and her company dropped her coverage

The penalty is applicable for the 2018 tax year, but you may be eligible for a health insurance coverage exemption. 

 

You can use the interactive tool at the link below to determine whether or not you are eligible.

 

See https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/am-i-eligible-for-a-health-insurance-coverage-exemption-or-required-to-...

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