Maryland's Official Health Insurance Marketplace

Are students exempt from the tax penalty?

College students have several choices for health coverage. But there’s no special student exemption from the mandate penalty for failure to have insurance.

If you’re covered by your school’s student health plan, in most cases you’re considered covered under the health care law. You won’t have to pay the penalty that people without coverage must generally pay. Check with your student health plan to see if it qualifies as minimal essential coverage under the health law.