My eligibility for Medicaid depends on how my income compares to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Can you spell out what that means in dollars?
June 16, 2018 – Q. I know that whether I qualify for expanded Medicaid depends on how my income compares with 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level… Read more
I live in Wyoming, where health care is really expensive. Are the subsidies large enough to help me buy insurance here?
April 5, 2018 – Q: I live in Wyoming, where health insurance is really expensive. Will the subsidies be large enough to help me buy insurance here? A:… Read more
Can health insurance policies still have lifetime benefit maximums? What about annual benefit maximums?
February 23, 2018 – Q. Can health insurance policies still have lifetime benefit maximums? What about annual benefit maximums? A. All new individual… Read more
January 31, 2018 – Regardless of where you get your health insurance, you (and the IRS) will get a tax form from your employer, insurance company, or exchange… Read more
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 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