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What is a Health Insurance Premium?


A Health Insurance Premium is the monthly amount you pay for your health insurance premium. Premiums are typically paid monthly, quarterly or yearly during a period.


Are Health Insurance Premiums Tax Deductible?


If you itemize on your tax return, the cost of your health insurance is deductible. When and by whichever method you pay your premiums will determine whether you may write them off oor not on your tax return:

  • You can’t deduct your health insurance premiums if you pay it before your taxes are deducted from your paycheck stubs.
  • You may be eligible for the medical expense deduction if you pay for health insurance after taxes contributions have been deducted from your pay.
  • Your health insurance premiums are subtracted only when they went out-of-pocket expenses and if you have paid the premiums for coverage which you had purchased on your own.


How Much is Health Insurance Cost?


The average health insurance cost 2022 was $7,911 for an individual policy and $22,463 for a family plan. The premium for family coverage increased to over 20% in the past five years and 43% over the past ten years.


On average, an employee’s contribution is 17% of the premium for single coverage and 28% for family coverage. So overall, in 2022, an employee’s contribution was $1,327 for an individual and for a family plan, was $6,106.

Also, See: Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Contributions

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