Enrolled Family Members Coverage
A taxpayer is allowed a premium tax credit only for months that a member of the taxpayer's tax family is:
The family members who meet the above two requirements are the taxpayer's "coverage family."
Cedric is single and has no dependents. When enrolling through the Marketplace in November 2013, Cedric projected his 2014 household income to be $27,925. Cedric enrolled in a qualified health plan. The Marketplace determined the advance credit payments for which he was eligible, but Cedric decided to wait and take all of the benefit of the credit on his 2014 return.
In August 2014, Cedric began a new job and became eligible for employer-sponsored coverage on September 1st. Since Cedric became eligible for employer-sponsored coverage on September 1st, he may be able to claim a premium tax credit only for the months January through August of 2014.