Benefit Connections    FAQ
Are health insurance premiums qualified medical expenses?

Generally, health insurance premiums are not qualified medical expenses. Exceptions include qualified long-term care insurance, COBRA health care continuation coverage, any health plan maintained while receiving unemployment compensation under federal or state law, and for those age 65 or over (whether or not they are entitled to Medicare) any employer-sponsored retiree medical coverage premiums for Medicare Part A or B, or Medicare HMO. Conversely, premiums for Medigap policies are not qualified medical expenses.