*Due to tax law changes, beginning Jan. 1, 2019, you'll no longer be required to have minimum essential health coverage.*
The IRS is requiring anyone that purchased health insurance from healthcare.gov (or a state marketplace) to report their policy information to determine if the taxpayer qualified for the Advanced Premium Tax Credit. The Advanced Premium Tax Credit is a credit that is given to lower your monthly health insurance premium. The IRS requires this information to determine if a repayment of the credit is required OR give an additional Premium Tax Credit if you were eligible for more of a credit.
In an effort to better serve you, and report all required information to the IRS, we have included this question within the return.