Glossary

Qualifying Health Coverage

Any health insurance that meets the Affordable Care Act requirement for coverage. If you have qualifying health coverage (aka “minimum essential coverage”) you don’t have to pay the penalty for being uninsured. Qualifying health coverage includes: Job-based plans Health Insurance Marketplace plans Most individual plans bought outside the Marketplace Medicare Medicaid The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) TRICARE COBRA Plans sold through the Small Business Health Insurance Program (SHOP) Marketplace