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If you are a dependent on your parent's tax return - most likely - you are still eligible to be covered by their insurance.
You may not be claimed as a dependent if you will file a joint return unless that joint return is only a claim for refund and there would be no tax liability for either spouse on separate returns.
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You need to verify if you are still a dependent of your parents.
Please see qualifications here
Then - verify that you will not file a joint tax return or if you will file a joint tax return with your spouse - it will not have any tax liability neither to you nor to your spouse if you file a separate tax returns and you only would file a joint tax return - to claim a refund.
After that - check with your parents about insurance policy - dependents are usually covered till the age 19 or 24 if full time students - but that should be verified.
For tax purposes the age is determined on the last day of the year - so for tax purposes - for 2009 - you are considered as 20 years old.
You would qualify to be claimed as a dependent on your parent's tax return - if you are below 24 AND full time student for 2009.
You are considered a full time student - if you was a full time student at least 5 months during 2009.
If you are not a full time student for 2009 - to be a dependent - your taxable income for 2009 should be below $3650.
If your income above that amount - your parents can't claim you as a dependent. And -
most likely - that still need to be confirmed with your insurance policy - you are not eligible for insurance coverage.
In this situation - the insurance might reject the reimbursement claim and the pharmacy will send you a bill - that you will be responsible.
I think that is over-reaction - there is no fraud - as long as you did not knowingly provide any false information.
Insurance normally ask for supporting documents for child to be a full time student. If you get into the school NOW - by the end of the year you will have more than five months being a full time student and most likely will be eligible for the insurance coverage.
You will not be jailed - but in worse situation - would be responsible for a full payment.
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