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beattheroad
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I am being asked about spouses lapse in High Ded. health coverage. There was not a lapse in coverage. The only option it gives is too explain the lapse. What do i do?

 
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AnnetteB
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I am being asked about spouses lapse in High Ded. health coverage. There was not a lapse in coverage. The only option it gives is too explain the lapse. What do i do?

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 has 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 own 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 they were 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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AnnetteB
Intuit Alumni

I am being asked about spouses lapse in High Ded. health coverage. There was not a lapse in coverage. The only option it gives is too explain the lapse. What do i do?

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 has 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 own 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 they were 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


paulmalchodi
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I am being asked about spouses lapse in High Ded. health coverage. There was not a lapse in coverage. The only option it gives is too explain the lapse. What do i do?

why wasn't this explained on the page that asked the question?
shatwell
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I am being asked about spouses lapse in High Ded. health coverage. There was not a lapse in coverage. The only option it gives is too explain the lapse. What do i do?

My spouse did have his own medical insurance as Self Only and that is what I am selecting. I still get the message saying he had a lapse in coverage.

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