Tax Penalty Details and Exemptions

There will be no tax penalty for not having health insurance in 2019. Though there will be no financial penalty, it is risky to opt out of coverage. An accident, injury, or illness could be devastating without the protection of health insurance.    

Exemptions From the Tax Penalty for 2018

Covered California does not determine exemptions and does not issue certificates of exemptions. Exemption applications are available from the federal government. For more information and links to the application, visit  or call the federal marketplace at (800) 318-2596.