As non custodial parent, how can I provide health insurance if I cannot claim the children as tax deductions?

Asked over 4 years ago - Dayton, OH

The magistrate's decision stated that I, as non custodial parent, must provide health insurance, but I do not get the tax deduction? I thought they had to be tax-deduction dependent to get health insurance. I am sure his employer offers health insurance.

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  1. Paul Michael Kocsis

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . No, you do not need the tax deduction in order for them to be your dependents. As your children, they are your dependents regardless of your ability to claim them on your taxes.

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