The individual mandate, also called the “individual shared responsibility payment,” is no longer applicable in most states as of 2019.1 However, your state of residence may require you and each member of your family to do at least one of the following or face a tax penalty:

  • Have qualifying health coverage,
  • Qualify for a health coverage exemption, or
  • Make a shared responsibility payment with your state taxes.

Verify details with your state.



1. "The fee for not having health insurance.” Retrieved from Accessed May 5, 2021.