In some states you can get credit for some, if not all of what you pay for health insurance coverage for your child. Make sure you consult an attorney or your case worker to find out what your options are.
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- If both parents are ordered to have insurance on the child, you can receive credit for up to 50% of what you pay towards your child’s health insurance (ex. you pay $100 per check, so you would receive credit for up to $50 per check).
- If you’re the only parent that is paying for health insurance for your child, be sure to ask how much credit you can receive.
- If the cost of health insurance for your child exceeds 5% of your income, you’re not required by law to provide insurance for the child. You can increase the cost of health insurance by maxing out your options. This is one method to exceed the 5% threshold, which will allow you the choice to opt out of insurance for your child or continue to provide insurance with credit (see #1).
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