Re-posted on 3/28/18
Have you or your family been offered health insurance at work? If the insurance was “affordable” you won’t be able to receive a subsidy from the government.
Employer coverage is considered “affordable” (meaning you are not eligible for a subsidy) if the lowest priced plan offered by your employer (for employee only coverage – not family, just employee) is not greater than 9.56% of annual household income.
Anyone in the family that is offered employer-sponsored coverage will not be eligible for a subsidy. Whether you accept that coverage or not.
The rules of health care reform are that if the EMPLOYEES PORTION of the CHEAPEST health insurance plan offered by the employer is less than 9.66% of the employees “household” income, then the employee and their families are BLOCKED from getting a subsidy.
I have been offered Health Insurance coverage at work…what do I do?
♦ If it’s NOT affordable, you can continue to enroll and apply for a subsidy CLICK HERE.
♦ If it IS affordable, you can look at plans “Off Exchange” (without a Government subsidy) to have more PPO options. CLICK HERE
You can’t have an employer offering health insurance to you AND receive a subsidy. If you ignore this rule, you may find yourself paying back the IRS for the entire subsidy.
See a recent blog post about this: Health Insurance and your Taxes – Important! Must Read.
If you receive a subsidy you weren’t supposed to have, you’ll have to pay it back on next years tax return. It is VERY important you are honest and accurate when stating your ”INCOME”.