Is a payment for mandatory student health insurance taxable?

October 31, 2019

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Q. At my university, we have a policy in place for exchange students: All J-1 Exchange Visitors and their J-2 dependents are required by the U.S. Department of State to have health insurance for the entire period of their stay in the U.S.  The state also requires participants in international educational exchange (e.g., J-1 exchange visitors) to have health insurance coverage that meets the university's requirements. There was a person in a department who paid for the health insurance on a…

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