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Why is Maryland Health Connection requesting access to my future tax return information?

At the end of the application for health coverage, you will be asked to confirm whether Maryland Health Connection may use your tax return information to determine whether you qualify for financial help with your coverage in future years. You can choose to give Maryland Health Connection permission for less …

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Can my husband and I qualify for the tax credit if we file separately?

No, the Affordable Care Act prohibits married couples who file their taxes separately, rather than jointly, from receiving premium tax credits. (Married couples are not required to file taxes or file their taxes jointly to be determined eligible for Medicaid.) If you’re married and will file a joint federal tax …

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How will I receive the tax credit?

Your tax credits will be paid monthly, directly to the health insurance company that you enrolled with through Maryland Health Connection. You may also choose to receive them at the end of the year through your annual tax filing. During the year, it’s important to report changes in your income …

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Do I qualify for tax credits to help pay my health insurance premiums?

Yes, if you meet the following criteria: You are not eligible for qualifying health coverage, such as affordable employer-sponsored coverage, or a government program, such as Medicaid. You are a Maryland resident and a citizen or lawful resident of the United States, and not incarcerated (other than pending final disposition …

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Do I qualify for Medicaid?

Whether you qualify will depend on your income level and family size. In general, single Maryland residents without children with household incomes less than $15,363 are eligible. If you’re pregnant or have a family with children, you may earn more and still qualify. Maryland residents above these income levels may …

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What are the income limits to qualify for financial help on coverage offered through Maryland Health Connection?

Depending on your income and household size, you may qualify for different types of financial help. If your income is below a certain level – for example, less than $17,620 for a single person or less than $36,167 for a family of four – you may qualify for Medicaid. If …

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