Time is running out to sign up for individual health insurance. And if you don't have some type of coverage this year, be prepared to pay a penalty.
Obamacare requires most Americans to get insurance through an employer, the government or directly from an insurer in 2014. If they don't, they have to fork over a fee to the Internal Revenue Service at tax time.
Uninsured adults will either pay a flat fee for themselves and their children or pay a share of their income. For 2014, it's $95 or 1% of income, per adult, whichever is greater. The penalties go up in later years.
Most low-income residents will only have to shell out $95, but the costs can add up for others. An individual could be socked with a $3,600 charge, and a couple with two children could owe between $285 and $11,000.
How much will you have to pay? The Tax Policy Center has created a calculator to help you tally the penalty.
Employees are shelling out 28% more for workplace health benefits than just three years ago.
Most probably realize their monthly premiums are going up because they see more taken out of their paychecks. Workers are seeing their premiums rise year after year, going up by 19% on average since 2011, according to a report issued Thursday by Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health.
This is happening though the overall growth in health MORETami Luhby - Mar 6, 2014 9:56 AM ET
Cold weather can freeze the job market.
Snowstorms have become the excuse du jour for weak job growth this winter. After months of stronger job growth, hiring was weak in both December and January, and now economists are expecting more mediocre numbers for February.
Economists surveyed by CNNMoney expect only 150,000 jobs were added during the month. The Labor Department plans to release the official numbers on Friday.
It may seem odd that a MOREAnnalyn Kurtz - Mar 5, 2014 10:32 AM ET
Nowhere is the divide between rich and poor more apparent than in the backyard.
Home values in the top 10% wealthiest communities are worth more than six times that in the bottom 40%, a new survey has found.
Put another way, these rich communities hold nearly 52% of housing wealth, compared to only 8% owned by the lower rungs, according to The Demand Institute, which assessed 2,200 largest communities across the nation. MORETami Luhby - Feb 28, 2014 6:00 AM ET
And the most unequal city in America is… Atlanta! Where the rich earn nearly 19 times the poor.
A new study from the Brookings Institute analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau and ranked America's 50 largest cities. It compared the household income of the richest in each city -- defined as the 95%th percentile -- with that of the poorest, or the bottom 20% of households.
But the reason Atlanta is so MORESteve Hargreaves - Feb 21, 2014 12:40 PM ET
Need to see a doctor, but it's not an emergency? You might have to wait a few weeks, though it depends on where you live.
Dallas residents may be able to get an appointment to see a family physician in five days, on average, but Bostonians might have to flip two months ahead on the calendar to mark the first available appointment for new patients.
Merritt Hawkins, a physician recruitment firm, surveyed MORETami Luhby - Feb 17, 2014 6:00 AM ET
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