Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations


The Law

Massachusetts Health Care Reform became law on April 12, 2006. It is Massachusetts’ plan to reduce the number of people who have no health insurance.  It also works to improve the cost and quality of health care.

  • Read the entire law – Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006 – “An Act Providing Access to Affordable, Quality, Accountable Health Care.”

3 technical correction bills have been passed to update or amend the Health Reform Law:


Massachusetts Individual Mandate

Massachusetts has an “individual health insurance mandate” which requires most adults to carry health insurance if it is affordable to them and that meets certain coverage standards (referred to as “Minimum Creditable Coverage” or “MCC”). The Massachusetts Health Connector sets the coverage and affordability standards, and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) administers the requirement via the state tax filing process. Please note that the standards described here are specific to the Massachusetts health reform law (not the Affordable Care Act, the federal health reform law).

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