The individual mandate, also called the individual shared responsibility provision, requires you and each member of your family to do at least one of the following:

  • Have qualifying health coverage called minimum essential coverage
  • Qualify for a health coverage exemption
  • Make a shared responsibility payment with your federal income tax return for the months that you did not have coverage or an exemption.

References

https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/individuals-and-families/individual-shared-responsibility-provision