All individuals are required to maintain minimum essential coverage (MEC), or qualify for an exemption, or make a payment when filing their Federal income tax returns.
All FEHB plans are eligible employer-sponsored plans and provide MEC. Please visit our website to review the FastFacts entitled How Does the Affordable Care Act’s Individual Shared Responsibility Provision and the Requirement to Maintain Minimum Essential Coverage AFFECT ME?
For more information on the ACA’s individual shared responsibility provision and the individual requirement to maintain MEC, please visit the Internal Revenue Service website.
Yes, unless your position is excluded by law or regulation. If you are eligible for the FEHB Program and are not currently enrolled in the FEHB Program, you can enroll during this fall’s Federal Benefits Open Season or if you experience a Qualifying Life Event, such as birth of a child. For information on the FEHB Program, visit our website. The 2013 Federal Benefits Open Season runs from November 11, 2013 through December 9, 2013. Please visit our website at www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/enrollment/ for details on enrolling.
Beginning January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act’s individual shared responsibility provision requires each individual (including children) to:
Children and other Federal income tax dependents must have minimum essential coverage or qualify for an exemption for each month in the calendar year. Otherwise, the adult or married couple who can claim the child or other individuals as a dependent for Federal income tax purposes will owe a payment. For more information on how the individual shared responsibility provision affects individuals claiming dependents, please visit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website at www.irs.gov/uac/Questions-and-Answers-on-the-Individual-Shared-Responsibility-Provision.
All FEHB plans are eligible employer-sponsored plans and provide minimum essential coverage (MEC).
For additional information on how the individual shared responsibility affects Federal employees eligible for FEHB coverage, please visit our website at www.opm.gov/retirement-services/publications-forms/benefits-administration-letters/2013/13-205attachment1.pdf.
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