Information About Health Coverage Why health coverage is important

The fee for not being covered

If you don't have qualifying health coverage, you must pay a penalty known as the individual shared responsibility payment.

For 2016, the penalty is 2.5% of your household income or $695 per adult — whichever is higher.

So if you don’t have health insurance, you have to spend money on a penalty — and pay for all of your health care yourself.

Learn more about the penalty for not having health insurance.


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