Yes. You may be eligible for an exemption if any of the following apply to you:
- Coverage is considered unaffordable because the cost of an employer-sponsored plan or lowest cost bronze plan through the marketplace is 8.05 percent or more of actual household income (as computed on a tax return) or projected household income in 2018. For 2017, that threshold was 8.16 percent of household income.
- Coverage is considered unaffordable because the combined cost of employer-sponsored coverage for two or more family members is 8.05 percent or more of actual household income in 2018. For 2017, that threshold was 8.16 percent.
- Are not a U.S. citizen, a U.S. national, or a resident alien lawfully present in the U.S.
- Are a U.S. citizen or resident living abroad*
- Had a gap in coverage for less than three consecutive months during the year
- Participate in a recognized health care sharing ministry or are a member of a recognized religious sect with objections to health insurance
- Are a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe or eligible for services through an Indian Health Care Provider
- Are incarcerated
- Won’t file a tax return because your income is below the tax filing threshold
- You were determined ineligible for Medicaid solely because the state you resided in did not expand Medicaid
- Your household income is below 138% of FPL and at any time during the year, you were a resident of a state that did not expand Medicaid
- Are engaged in service through the AmeriCorps State and National, VISTA or NCCC program and are covered by short-term duration coverage or self-funded coverage provided under these programs
- Received pregnancy-only Medicaid coverage, coverage through enrollment of an unborn child in CHIP, or Medicaid medically needy coverage with limited benefits that is not considered minimum essential coverage
- Experienced a hardship making it difficult to purchase insurance (e.g., homelessness, eviction, foreclosure, death of a close family member, domestic violence, and unpaid medical bills). (26 U.S.C. § 5000A (e)); 45 C.F.R. § 155.605; IRS, Individual Shared Responsibility Provision-Exemptions: Claiming or Reporting; HealthCare.gov, Hardship exemptions, forms & how to apply; 81 Fed. Reg. 94058, Dec. 22, 2016).
*additional requirements apply, listed here.