Benefit Connections    FAQ
Do I have to get health coverage for other members of my family?

No. You, your spouse and your dependent children do not have to be covered under the same policy or plan. However, you, your spouse and each dependent child for whom you may claim a personal exemption on your federal income tax return must have minimum essential coverage or qualify for an exemption, or you will owe a shared responsibility payment when you file a return.

More information on this requirement, including information on how it applies to family members, may be found at and