Health Care Reform: Premium Assistance Calculation

With Health Care Reform keeping everyone on the edge of their seats, Sweeney & Sweeney Insurance is here to provide new details as much as possible. Many people are wondering where they will fall with premium assistance and are worried if it will be affordable for their family.

Premium assistance is calculated based on where you fall in the federal poverty level scale. If you make less than 138% of the federal poverty level, you qualify for free health insurance, known as Medi-Cal. The amount of assistance each person receives depends on the individual’s income, age, and zip code. The Affordable Care Act sets a monthly maximum that people will pay based on their poverty level. In general, the less the income, the more assistance you will receive. Below are some tables to give you an idea of the federal poverty level you may fall into:


federal table

For more information on The Affordable Care Act (ACA), you can always call Sweeney & Sweeney for more information, and to schedule your appointment for enrollment!