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ljm1
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Can I find out how to make the program not think my wife lost her Health care coverage in 2017? In the data entry in HSA section, it will say, We see spouse had break ?

 
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AnnetteB
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Can I find out how to make the program not think my wife lost her Health care coverage in 2017? In the data entry in HSA section, it will say, We see spouse had break ?

The question on the page before you see that your spouse had a “lapse” in coverage is causing the issue.

On the previous page you should see the question, “What type of High Deductible Health Plan did [spouse] have on December 1, 2016?”.  The choices are Family, Self only, or None

If your spouse had been covered under your family plan, you might think you should answer Family to the question.  However, the answer should be None

It is referring to what type of plan your spouse held in their name on December 1, 2016.  If your spouse had their own separate HDHP on that date, then choose the type of plan that they had.  If instead your spouse was covered under the plan in your name, then you should choose None.

To go back to the section of your return to answer the questions again, use the following steps:

  • On the top row of the TurboTax online screen, click on Search (or for CD/downloaded TurboTax locate the search box in the upper right corner)

  • This opens a box where you can type in “hsa” (be sure to enter exactly as shown here) and click the magnifying glass (or for CD/downloaded TurboTax, click Find)

  • The search results will give you an option to “Jump to hsa

  • Click on the blue “Jump to hsa” link and edit your information


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PaulaM
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Can I find out how to make the program not think my wife lost her Health care coverage in 2017? In the data entry in HSA section, it will say, We see spouse had break ?

Did you or your spouse have the HDHP coverage?
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ljm1
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Can I find out how to make the program not think my wife lost her Health care coverage in 2017? In the data entry in HSA section, it will say, We see spouse had break ?

My employer, coverage for both of us.
PaulaM
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Can I find out how to make the program not think my wife lost her Health care coverage in 2017? In the data entry in HSA section, it will say, We see spouse had break ?

If your spouse is covered by your plan, then on the page 'What type of High Deductible Health Plan did (spouse) have on 12/1/2016 - select None. None is the correct selection because your spouse does not have coverage of their own (spouse is covered by your plan).

Let me know if that clears the issue.
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AnnetteB
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Can I find out how to make the program not think my wife lost her Health care coverage in 2017? In the data entry in HSA section, it will say, We see spouse had break ?

The question on the page before you see that your spouse had a “lapse” in coverage is causing the issue.

On the previous page you should see the question, “What type of High Deductible Health Plan did [spouse] have on December 1, 2016?”.  The choices are Family, Self only, or None

If your spouse had been covered under your family plan, you might think you should answer Family to the question.  However, the answer should be None

It is referring to what type of plan your spouse held in their name on December 1, 2016.  If your spouse had their own separate HDHP on that date, then choose the type of plan that they had.  If instead your spouse was covered under the plan in your name, then you should choose None.

To go back to the section of your return to answer the questions again, use the following steps:

  • On the top row of the TurboTax online screen, click on Search (or for CD/downloaded TurboTax locate the search box in the upper right corner)

  • This opens a box where you can type in “hsa” (be sure to enter exactly as shown here) and click the magnifying glass (or for CD/downloaded TurboTax, click Find)

  • The search results will give you an option to “Jump to hsa

  • Click on the blue “Jump to hsa” link and edit your information


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