Applying for a health insurance policy can be confusing. There are so many terms and regulations, you may get lost in all the jargon. Many people aren’t sure about how their coverage works, how much it costs, or when to use it. So, to help you out, we at SkyBlue Insurance and General Insurance have put together this guide to help you with understanding health insurance.
The Affordable Care Act requires all United States citizens over the age of 21 to be covered by health insurance or pay a penalty during tax season. Those under the age of 26 can still be covered under their parents’ insurance. After 26 you are required to sign up Health Insurance if their place of employment does not offer coverage.
As of 2016, the penalty for not having health insurance is 2.5% of your income or $695 per person, whichever is greater.