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Tax Preference for Employer-Sponsored Insurance

Under the current tax code the amount employers spend on health insurance is tax deductible and not considered taxable compensations; similarly, employees’ contributions toward their premiums can be made with pre-tax dollars. Individuals purchasing insurance on their own do not benefit from the same preferential tax treatment.


Any individual who is eligible to receive health coverage under an insurance plan. This includes any dependents or others who are covered by who are…