I am an international student holding an F-1 visa, and I am working part time where I cannot apply for the employer health insurance. I only have international health insurance (bought in the US) and I was informed by the insurance provider that my insurance plan does not meet the Affordable Care Act's Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) requirements.
Do I need to pay a fine on my next tax return (2016)? Thank you very much.
Update: It is better to buy health insurance from the Marketplace for avoiding penalties if you have stayed in the US for more than 5 years.