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Integration of Services for Dislocated Workers: A Comprehensive Guide

E-100.2:

Health

Coverage Tax

Credit Eligibility

(continued)

• are enrolled in TAA-approved training or have a waiver of the

training requirement; or

• receive a benefit under the ATAA program.

The HCTC program is responsible for determining workers’

eligibility.

The participant must be enrolled in TAA-approved training or have

a waiver of the training requirement. Workforce Center staff should

provide the participant with a copy of the HCTC Program Kit (in

English or Spanish) and the HCTC hotline number (1-866-628-

4282 or TDD-TTY 1-866-626-4282).

E-100.3:

Health care plans qualified for purposes of HCTC:

Qualified Health

Care Plan • COBRA continuation coverage

• Spousal coverage plans in which the spouse’s employer pays

for less than 50 percent of the premium (only available for 2003

federal tax return)

• Individual (non-group) health coverage that began at least 30

days prior to separation from employment

• State-qualified health plans.

Note: The Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool evaluates and

designates “qualified” health care plans. The administrator of

the pool is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.

Customer service: www.txhealthpool.org or 1-888-398-3927.

E-100.4:

Additional HCTC information is available from:

Health

Coverage Tax • Internal Revenue Service Web site:

Credit Contacts www.irs.gov (keyword “HCTC”)

• Hotline: 1-866-628-4282 or TDD-TTY 1-866-626-4282 for

specific questions about insurance options or monthly payments

Page E-2 May 2006 Part E: Additional Trade Programs

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