Health coverage exemptions, forms & how to apply

Starting with the 2019 plan year (for which you’ll file taxes by July 15, 2020), the penalty no longer applies. (The fee is sometimes called the “Shared Responsibility Payment” or “mandate.”) If you don’t have coverage during 2019 or later, you don’t need an exemption to avoid the penalty.

Exemptions, forms & how to apply

Follow the links below for exemption details, application forms, and instructions.

Income-related exemptions

Hardship exemptions