In the United States, one is required to have healthcare coverage or pay a tax penalty through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Furthermore, the coverage must be compliant with rules called Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC). In late 2017, the United States Senate has repealed the mandate through a tax reform bill.
But do you still need to be ACA compliant?
Yes, the Individual Mandate will still be in effect until the end of 2018. Therefore, if you do not want to pay, your compliant coverage needs to stay. But despite the laws, repealed or not, it is a good idea to have health insurance. Individuals should be shopping around for new coverage, rather than letting programs automatically re-enroll them.
WellAway offers the following plans, which although are not compliant with ACA, are fantastic and robust bargains for health coverage because WellAway always keeps you safe, while you’re away.