QUESTION

I’m married now but expect to get divorced this year. What should I indicate as my marital status when I apply for coverage?

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ANSWER

You should indicate that you are married when you apply for coverage, but plan to update your status once your divorce is finalized. While the IRS determines your marital status on the last day of the calendar year, applicants for premium tax credits should provide their current status on their application. (CBPP, Health Care Assister's Guide to Tax Rules, updated Feb. 2016).

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