Immigration Status and Healthcare Marketplace

By | March 2, 2015

People with the following immigration status are eligible for coverage through the health insurance market. Immigrant families have important details to consider in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Undocumented immigrants aren’t eligible to buy health coverage through the Marketplace. They’re not eligible for premium tax credits or other savings on Marketplace plans.

Immigrants with the following status qualify to use the Market:

  • Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR / Carrier permanent resident card)
  • Asylee
  • Refugee
  • Cuban-Haitian Entrant
  • Conditionally entry into the US
  • This person granted conditional entry under before 1980
  • Spouse, parent or child and abused
  • Victim of trafficking, and your spouse, child, sibling or relative
  • Suspension of deportation or removal issued under immigration law or under the Convention Against Torture (CAT, for its acronym in English)
  • Guy with nonimmigrant status (including work visas, student visas, and citizens of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau)
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS, for its acronym in English)
  • Deferred enforced departure (DED, for its acronym in English)
  • The deferred action status (Deferred Action for arrivals to the US in childhood. (DACA, for its acronym in English) is not an eligible immigration status to apply for health insurance)
  • Temporary resident legal
  • Administrative order postponing the removal, issued by the Department of Homeland Security
  • Member of an American Indian tribe federally recognized Native American or Canadian-born
  • Resident American Samoa

Applicants for any of these status qualify to use the Health Care Marketplace:

  • TPS with employment authorization
  • Special Immigrant Status young
  • Set to LPR status
  • Traffic victim visa
  • Asylum (see note below)
  • Suspension of deportation or suspension of removal under immigration law or under the Convention Against Torture (CAT, for its acronym in English) (see note below)

Asylum-seekers are eligible for coverage market only if they have been granted employment authorization or are under 14 years and have had an application pending for at least 180 days


People with the following status and employment authorization having qualify for the Health Care Marketplace:

  • Applicants through registration
  • Supervision order
  • Applicant for cancellation of removal or suspension of deportation
  • Applicant for legalization under IRCA (Immigration Reform and Control Act)
  • Legalization under the LIFE Act