Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable
Care Act - ACA),
beginning January 1, 2014 individuals who do not maintain “minimum essential healthcare coverage” must
make an additional payment to the IRS when they pay their taxes. This is often called the
“individual mandate.” On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the “individual mandate” provision of the ACA.
Some common questions that arise regarding the individual mandate are:
- To what extent will
nonimmigrants be subject to the ACA’s “individual mandate”
- If subject, will the mandate impact an
individual’s eligibility for immigration benefits?
- Will a school’s student
health plan meet the requirements of minimum essential coverage under the ACA?
Some resources include: