Exemptions from Obamacare Penalty for Individuals

Who’s exempt from the requirement to have insurance?

The list of possible exemptions is a long one. You may be eligible for an exemption if:

  • Your income is below the federal income tax filing threshold (see above).
  • The lowest priced available plan costs more than 8 percent of your income.
  • Your income is less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level (currently $15,856 for an individual) and your state did not expand Medicaid coverage to adults at this income level as permitted under the health law.
  • You experienced one of several hardships, including eviction, bankruptcy or domestic violence.
  • Your individual insurance plan was cancelled and you consider plans on the marketplace are unaffordable.
  • You are a member of an Indian tribe, health care sharing ministry or a religious group that objects to insurance.
  • You are in jail.
  • You are an immigrant who is not in the country legally.

Source:  http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2014/March/24/What-Are-The-Penalties-For-Not-Getting-Insurance

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