What types of coverage will allow employees to satisfy the “minimum essential coverage” under the PPACA?

Individuals are required to meet the “minimum essential coverage.”  This includes having coverage under any of the following:

  • Government sponsored programs including Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, TRICARE for Life, and veterans benefits.
  • Eligible employer sponsored plans.
  • Health plans offered in the individual market within a State.
  • Grandfathered plans.
  • Certain other health benefits risk pools.