My spouse is an authorized user on my card - not a co-owner - and can well qualify to get a new card. Will setting up a new solo account qualify for the startup bonus (100K points)?
Doesn't really matter that if the person had the visa card or not. It matters when the person received the welcome bonus (must be more than 24 months). In your case, he will qualify for the welcome bonus as he has never received one before.
I would remove your spouse as an authorized user today (or very, very soon if you are intending on applying now) before they report to credit bureaus at the end of the month, otherwise, prepare to potentially have some conversations about your spouse "having" the current Premier card. Easily explainable, but Chase has been 'difficult' in certain situations with new Premier Plus card.
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