The 2010 Health Care Mandate: Understand the Many Ways It Can Impact Your Bottom Line

November 7, 2011

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Everybody knows that the government is out of money and needs to raise cash. However, do you understand the financial impact that the 2010 health care legislation will have on your family?

This isn’t just about everybody being required to carry health insurance. It is much more. The government is using this legislation as a revenue builder, and you will be paying the bill. So what will your cost be?

Individual Mandate

The new federal law requires that nonexempt individuals must maintain qualifying health-insurance coverage for themselves and their dependents or face a tax penalty after 2013. Similar to Massachusetts law, those without qualifying health coverage will be required to pay a tax penalty. The federal penalty will be the greater of: (a) $695 per year, up to a maximum of three times that amount, or $2,085, per family, or (b) 2.5% of household income over the threshold amount of income required for income-tax-return fi ling.

The penalty will be phased in according to the following schedule: $95 in 2014, $325 in 2015, and $695 in 2016 for the fl at fee; or 1.0% of taxable income in 2014, 2.0% of taxable income in 2015, and 2.5% of taxable income in 2016. Beginning after 2016, the penalty will be increased…

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by: Bruce M. Fogel

BusinessWest
November, 6, 2011

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