Anyone without health insurance during 2014 is probably already familiar with the 1% of income penalty assessed for not having insurance. What you might not know is that the penalty increases in 2015 and 2016, when it becomes 2% and 2.5%, respectively.
In order to avoid next year’s penalty, make sure that you have a health plan set up before the end of the year. To purchase insurance through the marketplace, the open enrollment period starts November 1. Here’s the link: 2016 Open Enrollment dates.