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2017 taxes & the Health Insurance Marketplaceยฎ

No health coverage for 2017

If you werenโ€™t enrolled in
for all or part of 2017, you may have to pay a
with your federal income tax return.
You will NOT get Form 1095-A unless you or someone in your household had Marketplace coverage for all or part of 2017.

Find out if you qualify for an exemption from the coverage requirement

Exemptions are available based on a number of situations, including certain hardships, some life events, health coverage or financial status, and membership in some groups.

If you donโ€™t qualify for an exemption, pay the fee

Notice:
This applies for plan years 2018 and earlier. (The fee for not having health insurance no longer applies.)
If you didn't have health coverage in 2017 and didn't qualify for a health coverage exemption, you may have had to pay a penalty when you filed your federal tax return.
  • If you chose not to buy health insurance in 2017ย and donโ€™t qualify for a health coverage exemption, you may have to pay a penalty with your federal tax return.
  • The penalty is based on your income and how many months you didnโ€™t have coverage. Generally, the higher your income and the more months you didnโ€™t have health insurance, the higher the fee.

Tax forms and instructions:

Health care tax resources

Calculate your penalty

More than one coverage status?

If you weren't enrolled in any health coverage for only part of 2017, or other household members had different coverage, visit the relevant pages below.
Learn what to do for: