Household members typically includes the taxpayer, spouse (if applicable) and the taxpayer's dependents when referring to a household for the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Healthcare.gov instructs you to follow these rules when including members of your household:
- If you are legally married, include your spouse.
- Do include a tax dependent on your application, if you plan to claim them as a tax dependent for the year you want coverage.
- Don't include a tax dependent on your application, if you won’t claim them as a tax dependent.
- Even if your spouse and/or tax dependents don't need health insurance, include your spouse and tax dependents as part of your household.
For more information, visit healthcare.gov.