Level 3
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Deductions & credits

My employer's offered healthcare costs are rising significantly so they have offered if we find a less expensive plan on the marketplace they will still cover 50% of the premium. The way they will do this is by paying it in our salary each month, but not listed as a reimburement, effectively increasing my taxable income. I don't itemize so I am wondering if it is still possible to deduct the healthcare premiums or if they would need to meet the unremibursed medical expenses threshold first?

Level 14
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Deductions & credits

the premiums can only be deducted on Schedule A (assuming you itemize).  And only the part that exceeds 10% (2019) of your AGI is eligible.

 

Also, please read this article

 

https://blog.turbotax.intuit.com/health-care/when-can-you-claim-a-tax-deduction-for-health-insurance...

 

 

Level 3
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Deductions & credits

i don't itemize, is there anywhere to list the portion of this that would be a reimbursement so that i'm not taxed on it?

Level 14
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Deductions & credits

Unfortunately, no

Only other way is for employer to pay the premium and reduce your wages so in effect you are paying with ore-tax dollars