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Keeping Minimum Essential Coverage

While covered by TRICARE, you have minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act. When you lose TRICARE, you'll be losing that minimum essential coverage and you'll need to make some decisions about your health care.

If you don’t have new minimum essential coverage before your TRICARE or transitional benefits end, then you may have to pay a fee to the Internal Revenue Service for each month you don’t have minimum essential coverage.

Last Updated 4/25/2014