You didn’t know you would pay an IRS penalty if you didn’t have adequate health insurance? Well if that’s the case, this might be your lucky day. Covered California has extended Open Enrollment for individuals who will certify that they weren’t aware of the tax penalty.
According to Covered California, “Applicants must attest to the fact that they did not realize there was a tax penalty by selecting “Informed of Tax Penalty Risk” on the drop-down menu.” This occurs in the online enrollment portal.
If you don’t have health insurance, and weren’t aware you would have to pay a tax penalty because you don’t have adequate coverage, you can apply by April 30, 2015.