How do individuals receive Advance Premium Tax Credits?

When starting the application, customers should indicate that they are interested in financial assistance to help pay for the cost of health insurance. Connect for Health Colorado will determine eligibility based on income, household size, and a few other factors. The Advance Premium Tax Credits can be received in one of two ways:

(1) You can choose to claim the tax credit upfront, which means the credit will go directly to the insurance company to lower your monthly premium.
(2) You can choose to receive it in a lump sum when you file your taxes.

Eligibility for Advance Premium Tax Credits is based on your estimated income for the year during which you are receiving the credit. If you overestimate or underestimate your income and receive more or less tax credit than you were actually eligible for, the difference will be reconciled by the IRS when you file your taxes for the year in which the benefits were received. For this reason, it is a good idea to report any significant changes in income, household size, or any other factors that may affect your eligibility determination to the Marketplace.

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Am I eligible for subsidies (financial assistance) to help pay for health insurance?
What is an Advance Premium Tax Credit?
What is a cost-sharing reduction?
How can I apply for coverage and for financial assistance through Connect for Health Colorado?