Q: Are health insurance premiums qualified medical expenses?

By December 2, 2009April 29th, 2015Frequently Asked Questions

A:  Generally, health insurance premiums are not qualified medical expenses except for the following:

  • COBRA Insurance
  • Qualified long term care insurance (subject to the dollar limits in Publications 502)
  • Health insurance premiums for individuals receiving unemployment compensation
  • For Individuals age 65 or older, Medicare and retiree health insurance premiums (except for Medicare Supplement policy premiums)

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