I understand that subsidies come in the form of tax credits. But I’m unemployed and probably won’t owe any taxes. How would the subsidy help me?
January 25, 2018 – A: The premium subsidy offered through the exchanges is a tax credit, but it differs from some other tax credits in two important ways.… Read more
January 16, 2018 – Q: I’ve heard that the ACA's premium subsidies will only help a person buy a Silver plan which pays for just 70 percent of average… Read more
January 16, 2018 – Q. If I get an Obamacare subsidy in the exchange, is the subsidy amount considered income? A. No. The subsidies (both premium assistance… Read more
January 15, 2018 – If recipients end up earning more than anticipated, they could have to pay back some of the subsidy. This can catch people off guard,… Read more
We claim our son, but not our daughter, on our taxes. How are premium subsidies calculated for families like ours?
January 13, 2018 – Q. My husband and I have two children. We claim our son on our taxes; he's in high school, lives at home and has a part-time job. Our 23… Read more
January 12, 2018 – And it's important to note that if initially pick an off-exchange plan, you won't be eligible to switch to an exchange plan until the next… Read more
Does every business with 50 or more employees pay a penalty if it doesn’t offer ‘affordable, comprehensive’ insurance?
January 9, 2018 – Q. Does every business with more than 50 employees pay a penalty if they don’t offer "affordable, comprehensive" insurance? A.… Read more
How does my access to employer-sponsored coverage impact my eligibility for subsidized coverage through the exchanges?
January 3, 2018 – A. You're correct that your household income is under the cutoff for subsidy eligibility, which will be $113,760 for a family of five when… Read more
If an individual pays for an exchange plan, how do they pay for the premium pre-tax as would someone with an employer plan?
January 2, 2018 – Q. If an individual pays for an exchange plan, how do they pay for the premium pre-tax as would someone with an employer plan?… Read more
December 10, 2017 – Q. I've heard that Medicaid enrollment is year-round. So if I qualify for Medicaid, I don't need to worry about the December 15 end of open… Read more
I didn’t know I was eligible for Medicaid this year, so I didn’t enroll. Will I have to pay a penalty?
December 2, 2017 – Q. I didn't know that I was eligible for Medicaid, so I've been uninsured the whole year. I've enrolled in Medicaid for the new year, but… Read more
I’m self-employed and am hiring employees. Under Obamacare, am I obligated to provide health insurance for them?
October 16, 2017 – Q. I'm self-employed and am hiring some employees. Under Obamacare, am I obligated to provide health insurance for them? A. No, unless… Read more