Health Insurance Subsidies 2018 & 2019: What You Need To Know
Yes, subsidies are still available for 2018
How to know if you qualify for a health insurance subsidy
What are cost-sharing reduction subsidies?
What are advance premium tax credits?
Get started with your subsidy estimate
Great news on what to do if you don’t qualify for a subsidy
How To Know If You Qualify For A Health Insurance Subsidy
There are several requirements to get assistance covering your healthcare.
Family Size – the number of people your household income has to support
Filing Status – married couples must file joint returns. (this is because the subsidies are based on total household income)
Citizenship – you do not have to be a US citizen. Immigrants with green cards, refugees, and students with visas can apply
Location – subsidies vary with local living costs, state legislation, and the number of insurance providers
Income – your estimated annual family income is the biggest factor in the subsidy type and amount of health insurance subsidy you can receive.
Cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments
Cost Sharing Reduction reduces the out-of-pocket costs you pay during a policy period (usually a year) for health care services you receive. It includes your deductible, coinsurance, and copays, which all add up to your out-of-pocket maximum.
Advance premium tax credits (APTC)The
Advanced Premium Tax Credit lowers your monthly health insurance payment or premium.
Get Started with a Subsidy Estimate
You can qualify for a subsidy if you make up to four times the Federal Poverty Level. That’s about $47,000 for an individual and $97,000 for a family of four. If you’re an individual who makes about $29,000 or less, or a family of four that makes about $60,000 or less, you may qualify for both subsidies.
More detailed information is in the chart below.
In just a quick 5-minute phone call, one of our professionals can help you make a subsidy estimate.
What To Do If You Don’t Qualify For A Health Insurance Subsidy
Many people do not qualify for a health insurance subsidy from the government.
In addition to shopping in your state’s health insurance marketplace, you can shop elsewhere to see if you find a better deal. There might be plans that are not on the marketplace in certain states,
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