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What is Form 8853: Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts
An Archer medical savings account allows tax-sheltered investment growth within a savings account as long as funds are used to cover medical expenses. Form 8853 reports contributions and payments from Archer MSAs and payments from long-term care insurance contracts. Read more…

What Is Form 8885: Health Coverage Tax Credit
The health coverage tax credit is a program in place for tax years from 2002 to 2013 and was later extended through 2019 to help eligible individuals and families by paying a portion of premiums for qualified health insurance programs. Read more…

What Is the Individual Shared Responsibility Provision?
The individual shared responsibility provision lies at the heart of the Affordable Care Act—the 2010 health care law sometimes referred to as Obamacare. This is the provision that requires Americans to have health insurance coverage and that imposes a tax penalty on those who choose to go uninsured. Read more…

Video: What is the Affordable Care Act Individual Mandate?
The Affordable Care Act individual mandate (Obamacare) requires most Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty, unless you qualify for an exemption. Learn more about the ACA individual mandate, plans that qualify as minimum essential coverage, who qualifies for an exemption and how the individual mandate may affect your taxes with this helpful guide from TurboTax. Read more…

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Survival Guide For ALEs
A key feature of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) is the way in which responsibility for affordable health care coverage is shared between stakeholders. Companies that employ 50 or more people may be considered "applicable large employers" or ALEs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read more…


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