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Know the Key Dates for Health Care Reform
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment periods vary from year-to-year, but are expected to continue to be late in fall to early winter. Being aware of health care reform key dates can mean avoiding tax penalties for remaining uninsured. Read more…

Deducting Medical Expenses for a Major Illness or Injury
TurboTax helps you understand medical expense deductions, HSA and MSA distributions, flexible spending accounts, IRA and 401(k) payouts for medical expenses, and more. Read more…

What is Form 1095-C: Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage
The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, requires certain employers to offer health insurance coverage to full-time employees and their dependents. Further, those employers must send an annual statement to all employees eligible for coverage describing the insurance available to them. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) created Form 1095-C to serve as that statement. Read more…

Are Short-Term Disability Claim Payments Considered Earnings?
Temporary disability, such as an injury, serious medical condition, or even pregnancy, can be covered by short-term disability payments obtained through private insurers, and they may be part of an employer's compensation to employees. Whether the payments are taxable depends on how and when they are paid. Read more…

What Are the Tax Penalties for Smokers?
This requirement for minimum essential coverage (MEC) under the Affordable Care Act applies to smokers and nonsmokers alike. If you're not covered by an employer's health plan and are a smoker, you can go to the health care marketplace to find MEC. If you're still unable to comply, you may have a penalty applied. Read more…


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