HR Glossary for HR Professionals

Glossary of the most common HR terms and acronyms to assist professionals navigating the ever-growing and ever-changing world of HR terminology.


What is a Dependent?

A dependent is an individual for whom a parent, relative, or other person provides healthcare. In turn, they claim a personal exemption tax deduction. A dependent is typically a child under age 26. Additionally, under the Affordable Care Act, individuals may be able to claim a premium tax credit to help cover the cost of coverage for themselves and their dependents.

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