Question: My son is covered by Covered California as part of our household. Does his student health coverage count as essential coverage for Obamacare?
Answer: Yes. Student health plans count as “minimum essential coverage” under the Affordable Care Act. If your son chooses to enroll in a student health plan, the rest of the family is still eligible for advance tax credits through Covered California. Update your Covered California account to indicate that your son is a tax dependent and he is not seeking health coverage through Covered California.