We are about half way through this year already! We just wanted to touch base with you and make sure that you are en route to make the 2019 income we estimated during Open Enrollment last year. Below you will see the absolute MOST you can make per household size in order to prevent owing back your entire tax credit when you file your 2019 taxes.
Maximum Annual Income to Receive a Marketplace Tax Credit
IF YOU THINK YOU WILL MAKE MORE THAN THE ALLOWED AMOUNT FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD SIZE:
We NEED to make changes to the amount of tax credit you are accepting per month so that you DON'T owe it back in a lump sum at the end of the year when you file your taxes.
Please let us know where you stand in relation to the chart and please tell us if we need to make changes!
After having to break the news to 100's of clients, we thought it may be easier to send out an email to everyone.
Blue Cross is sending out notices that your premiums are going down… and for some this is true. However, for most everyone this is not 100% accurate. If you currently have a subsidy from Healthcare.gov, Blue Cross did not factor in the CHANGE in your subsidy this year. The premiums are calculated on the 2018 subsidy and what we are finding is that 2019 subsidies are going down.
When something seems too good to be true it's because it probably is.
We hate to be the ones to break the bad news to you but wouldn’t you rather know the truth and pay the correct premiums now vs. owing back the subsidy during tax season 2020? I love surprises but not the ones that hit my pocketbook a year later.
We know you trust us and hope all of you know and understand we are just looking out for you. Please, please call to schedule your appointment with us today.
Open Enrollment for Individuals starts
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We were able to bring our concerns and experiences dealing with the Marketplace directly to the CMS staff.
The trip to Washington also provided us with the opportunity to hear from our legislators on healthcare issues that are currently being addressed in the Senate. According to HAFA President/CEO, Ronnell Nolan, "We learned about exciting legislation from Senator Bill Cassidy to fight balance billing."
Members of the bipartisan Senate health care price transparency working group, released draft legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills. The draft bill is intended to jumpstart discussions in Congress about how to best stop the use of balanced billing to charge patients for emergency treatment or treatment provided by an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility.
Recent examples of patients receiving surprise medical bills referenced by HAFA include a patient who received a bill of nearly $109,000 for care after a heart attack, and a patient who received a bill for $17,850 for a urine test.
The discussion draft of the Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills Act addresses three scenarios:
1. Emergency services provided by an out-of-network provider in an out-of-network facility:
2. Non-Emergency services following an emergency service from an out-of-network facility:
3. Non-Emergency services performed by an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility:
I won’t bore you with all the details but I do want to ask if you have any concerns or comments regarding Healthcare.gov and the MarketPlace. Good experiences? Bad ones? I would love to hear back from you and will be happy to report any and all concerns. Believe me, I have plenty to talk about since I’ve worked through most of them with all of you, but do you have any of your own that you want me to bring to the table?
Feel free to email me, private message me, call me – whatever you’d like. Just let me know today or tomorrow because I head out on Wednesday. I can’t say it enough friends, it’s an honor and privilege to serve all of you! My life wouldn’t be the same without you!
Send me your Marketplace/Healthcare.gov comments or concerns!
I am here to make your voice heard. If there is any experience with the Marketplace that you have had, I am hoping to give a report in order to make a positive change.
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