What is Minimum Essential Coverage?

“Minimum Essential Coverage” is a standard or type of coverage you need to meet the individual mandate requirement under the Affordable Care Act. Some examples of health insurance plans that qualify as Minimum Essential Coverage are:

• Any Connect for Health Colorado plan
• Medicare (certain Parts and conditions apply)
• Children’s Health Plan Plus (CHP+)
• TRICARE (for veterans and veteran families)
• Peace Corps
• Volunteer plans