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Under Obamacare, most people must have a health plan or pay a penalty at tax time.
Most Mainers got affordable health plans on the Health Insurance Marketplace.
90% of Mainers qualified for financial help that lowered their premiums and out of pocket costs. You may be able to get financial help to pay for your health insurance depending on your household size and how much money you make. Some examples:
- A family of four in Bangor making $49,000 a year could get a plan for $97/month.
- A married couple in Lewiston making $32,000 a year could get a plan for $60/month.
- A 25-year-old in Portland making $20,000 a year could get a plan for $38/month.
How much is the penalty?
If you don’t have health insurance in 2016, you’ll pay the higher of these two amounts:
- 2.5% of your yearly household income (Only the amount of income above the tax filing threshold, about $10,150 for an individual in 2014, is used to calculate the penalty.) The maximum penalty is the national average premium for a Bronze plan.
- $695 per person ($347.50 per child under 18) The maximum penalty per family using this method is $2,085.
Use this tax penalty worksheet black and white version or color version to help you figure out what your penalty could be.
Exemptions from the penalty
Some people may qualify for an exemption from buying health insurance. Learn more...