Health-Care Reform: Credits and Subsidies
Included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the creation of a Health Insurance Exchange or Marketplace through which individuals and families can compare health insurance policies and purchase coverage. The ACA also provides premium tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies to help reduce the cost of premiums and out-of-pocket expenses for health coverage.
Tax credits available through Health Insurance Marketplace
Eligible individuals and families purchasing insurance through a Marketplace may be entitled to a premium tax credit (PTC) that can reduce the cost of insurance. If you qualify, you can elect to have the credit amount paid to your insurance company to decrease monthly premiums, or you can claim the PTC on your tax return.