Are COBRA Insurance Premiums Tax Deductible?
Are my COBRA premiums deductible?
Yes they are tax deductible as a medical expense. There isn’t necessarily a “COBRA Tax Deduction”. You can only deduct the amount of COBRA medical expenses on your federal income tax in excess of 7.5% of your Adjusted Gross Income and then only if you itemize deductions.
Are You Paying A Lot For COBRA?
When you elect COBRA insurance to stay on your work health plan, you pay your portion and the subsidy your employer had paid. If a third-party administrator coordinates the enrollment and billing they may add a 2% fee on top. In other words, you pay the whole premium and then some.