graphic of four paper dolls, downward red arrow and dollar sign Only the employee’s family for tax purposes would be included in determining whether coverage is affordable. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Since it was enacted the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) has measured whether coverage is affordable based on the cost of employee-only coverage. This has led to the creation of the “family glitch,” which has meant that spouses and dependent children of employees who are offered affordable, minimum value coverage have not been eligible for federal tax credits to purchase coverage through the exchange.

Related: HHS aims to increase health care access, affordability in proposed rule for 2023

 

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