Alabama Health Insurance Guide 2022
Alabama Health Insurance Guide 2022 Major medical health insurance is available in the state of Alabama through a variety of different plans, including Individual Health Quotes, Family Health, and Group Health. If you haven’t already, now is the time to look into affordable health insurance options.
Access to Health Insurance Quotes Online in Alabama and Related Resources
If you’re a resident of Alabama, you have access to a variety of private health insurance plans designed for individuals and small businesses. HealthCare.gov is the government marketplace where you may shop for individual and family health insurance plans from private companies.
You may also utilize the federal exchange to get insurance if you’re self-employed and don’t have any workers. The federal COBRA and state Medicaid programs may also be available to you.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the State of Alabama
ObamaCare, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ACA for short, was signed into law in 2010. After the law was passed, it began to gradually put its provisions into effect. Most U.S. citizens and legal residents are required by law to carry health insurance starting January 1, 2014, or face a monthly tax penalty.
The term for this is the “individual mandate.” A time extension till March 31, 2014, is available. If you do not have qualifying coverage in 2014, you will be subject to a penalty of $95 per adult and $47.50 per kid, or 1% of your taxable income (up to $285 per family). Until 2017 and beyond, the fine will keep going up every year.
Insuring Alabama’s Small Businesses
You can get qualified coverage for your employees through SHOP, the Small Business Health Options Program, or a private broker or insurance agent if you run a small business in Alabama (with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees – FTEs). However, if you utilize SHOP, you might receive tax credits that cover as much as half of your premium payments.
SHOP will be available to companies with up to 100 full-time equivalent employees in 2016. Beginning in 2015, all firms with 50 or more FTEs are required under the ACA’s Employer Shared Responsibility clause to provide employees with at least one ACA-compliant plan or risk fines of $2,000 per employee.