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MEMBER 195 continues the correspondence on this popular topic:

"I have come across a few examples where separated persons still have joint Health Insurance. So there is no spouse to declare, but how is the half/joint offset going to be dealt with? If an offset adjustment or refund is to be made, then the spouse who has not paid the policy will be at an advantage or disadvantage depending upon the result, at the expense of the other spouse. Tricky, but I suppose they should not have joint Health Insurance, but who says they can’t?

And, if the Health Insurance Statement says it is joint, but the ITR says there is no spouse (because they have separated) will this come up in data matching? Future data matching on this fiasco has great potential.

More items to add to the matter."