Financial Assistance is Available

Get extra assistance with your health care costs

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Need help paying for your plan?

When you shop for a health plan, you'll be able to see if you qualify for financial assistance that can lower the costs of your plan.

Keep reading to learn more.

I want to save on my monthly premium.

The tax credit lets you choose between a lower monthly premium payment or a lump sum refunded with your tax return.

save on monthly payment, or receive a bigger tax refund

Do I qualify for the tax credit?

How much help you can get depends on your income and family size. It's available to a wide range of income levels, including people with incomes between 100 and 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Who's eligible for a tax credit?

FAMILY SIZE INCOME
INDIVIDUAL $12,060 - $48,240
FAMILY OF 2 $16,240 - $64,960
FAMILY OF 3 $20,420 - $81,680
FAMILY OF 4 $24,600 - $98,400
FAMILY OF 5 $28,780 - $115,120
FAMILY OF 6 $32,960 - $131,840

I want to save on my overall health expenses.

When you go to the doctor or get care, you and your health insurance company share the cost. How much of the cost you pay depends on your coverage.

Click here to learn more about Metal Levels for plan benefits

Do I qualify for cost-sharing reductions?

If you’re shopping on the Marketplace and want to save on your overall health expenses, cost-sharing reductions, (CSRs), can lower your out-of-pocket costs, like your deductible and out-of-pocket maximum.

If your income is between 100 and 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, you may qualify for CSRs. Alaska Natives or American Indians may also be eligible for even more help.

If you qualify for CSRs, all you need to do is select a qualifying Silver-level Marketplace plan to receive it.

Who qualifies for cost-sharing reductions?

FAMILY SIZE INCOME
INDIVIDUAL $12,060 - $30,150
FAMILY OF 2 $16,240 - $40,600
FAMILY OF 3 $20,420 - $51,050
FAMILY OF 4 $24,600 - $61,500
FAMILY OF 5 $28,780 - $71,950
FAMILY OF 6 $32,960 - $82,400

Before you apply for financial assistance, get these documents ready:

  • Mailing addresses for everyone you want to cover
  • Social Security Numbers or document information for Legal Residents
  • Income documents, such as pay stubs and/or W-2 forms
  • Your best estimate for your 2018 household income
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans
  • A completed “Employer Coverage Tool” for every plan that someone in your household could get through their employer (available at HealthCare.gov)

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