Part year health insurance exemption for H1B dependent..
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Part year health insurance exemption for H1B dependent..

I am on H1B visa. During Jan - Sept last year my wife (on H4 visa) was with me in USA and she had health insurance. In Sept I changed job and at the same time my wife went outside USA to visit her parents. I was not sure how long she would be outside US so I did not applied for her health insurance from new employer. Recently in 2016 she has returned to USA. She was not outside US for more than 330 days. So, in this case am I eligible for any health insurance exemption during the time when she was not in US or I will have to pay penalty?

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Part year health insurance exemption for H1B dependent..

When did your wife FIRST come to the US?  Was it in 2014 (or earlier), or was it in January 2015?
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Part year health insurance exemption for H1B dependent..

She came to US in beginning of 2014.
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Part year health insurance exemption for H1B dependent..

Did you get answer ?   I am also on similar situation.
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Part year health insurance exemption for H1B dependent..

Any update on this?
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Part year health insurance exemption for H1B dependent..

Nothing in your post indicates you qualify for a waiver for the penalty, so you will need to pay the penalty unless you can find an exemption or hardship:

https://www.healthcare.gov/health-coverage-exemptions/forms-how-to-apply/

https://www.healthcare.gov/health-coverage-exemptions/hardship-exemptions/


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