What happens if I don’t have health insurance in 2019?

The tax penalty was repealed effective Jan. 1, 2019.1 That means you won’t have to pay a federal tax penalty if you fail to enroll in minimum essential coverage for 2019.

However, if you went without minimum essential coverage in 2018 and were not exempt from the individual mandate, you could owe the penalty when you file your 2018 federal taxes.

Learn more about what happens if you don’t have health insurance in 2019.