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2015 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Posted by: Linda Rowings    Feb 12, 2015 12:00:00 PM

The federal poverty level guidelines (FPL) are used for many purposes, including assessing eligibility for a premium tax credit for coverage purchased through the health Marketplace.  Premium tax credits are available to individuals who have household income of 100% to 400% of FPL in states that have not expanded Medicaid eligibility to 133% of FPL and to those who have household income of 133% to 400% of FPL in states that have adopted expanded Medicaid – an individual who is eligible for Medicaid is not eligible for a premium tax credit.

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2014 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Posted by: Bill Olson    Feb 19, 2014 11:57:00 AM

The Federal Poverty Level (FPL) is used to determine eligibility for many government programs, including Medicaid and the premium tax credit/subsidy available through the health marketplace/exchange. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the following 2014 Federal Poverty Level figures. They reflect a 1.5% cost of living increase over 2013.

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Topics: health insurance exchanges, ACA, health marketplace, PPACA, Premium Tax Credit, Medicaid, Federal Poverty Level, FPL, premium tax subsidy