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Important Message: To get health insurance, you must sign up during an enrollment period. Vermont Health Connect has a Special Enrollment Period open now through October 1, and uninsured Vermonters can enroll in a qualified health plan during this time. Under the American Rescue Plan Act, Vermonters can get more financial help when they enroll through Vermont Health Connect. Vermonters who have insurance directly through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont or MVP Health Care® can transfer their plan to Vermont Health Connect now to get premium tax credits.  Vermonters who are eligible for Medicaid can enroll at any time.

2021 Eligibility Tables

Vermont Health Connect (VHC) is the state of Vermont’s health benefit exchange. Vermonters with qualifying incomes may get financial help paying for their VHC health plan. The tables below show the type of financial help you can if you have an income that qualifies. The tables are based on the Federal Poverty Level, which is updated each year by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). You can compare your Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) to the tables below to find out if you’re likely eligible for financial help. 

Before the American Rescue Plan: 2021 Income Thresholds for APTC/VPA/CSR (Using 2020 FPLs)

Vermont Household Income Thresholds for Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTC), Vermont Premium Assistance (VPA),
and Cost-Sharing Reductions (CSR)
Eligibility for 2021 Benefits Determined Based on 2020 Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
Upper FPL% and annual income limits for: Silver 94  Silver 87 Silver 77 Silver 73 APTC only
Household Size* 100% (for reference) 150% 200% 250% 300% 400%
1 $12,760 $19,140 $25,520 $31,900 $38,280 $51,040
2 $17,240 $25,860 $34,480 $43,100 $51,720 $68,960
3 $21,720 $32,580 $43,440 $54,300 $65,160 $86,880
4 $26,200 $39,300 $52,400 $65,500 $78,600 $104,800
5 $30,680 $46,020 $61,360 $76,700 $92,040 $122,720
6 $35,160 $52,740 $70,320 $87,900 $105,480 $140,640
7 $39,640 $59,460 $79,280 $99,100 $118,920 $158,560
8 $44,120 $66,180 $88,240 $110,300 $132,360 $176,480
For each additional person add: $4,480 $6,720 $8,960 $11,200 $13,440 $17,920
*Household size = tax filer + spouse (even if they live apart) + tax filer's dependents. Married couples must file jointly to be eligible for APTC and CSR.

After the American Rescue Plan: 2021 Income Thresholds for APTC/VPA/CSR (Using 2020 FPLs)

Vermont Household Income Thresholds for Cost Sharing Reductions (CSR), Vermont Premium Assistance (VPA), and Premium Tax Credits (PTC)*
Eligibility for 2021 Benefits Determined Based on 2020 Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
Upper FPL% and annual income limits for: Silver 94 (94% AV) CSR Tier I* Silver 87 (87% AV) CSR Tier II Silver 77 (77% AV) CSR Tier III VPA & Silver 73 (73% AV) CSR Tier IV PTC - typical threshold PTC - expanded for 2021 and 2022 by American Rescue Plan
Household Size** 100% (for reference) 150% 200% 250% 300% 400% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Coverage Tier   All All All All All Single  Couple  Parent and Child(ren) Family
1 $12,760 $19,140 $25,520 $31,900 $38,280 $51,040 $94,500 N/A N/A N/A
2 $17,240 $25,860 $34,480 $43,100 $51,720 $68,960 $94,500  $189,001   $182,386  N/A
3 $21,720 $32,580 $43,440 $54,300 $65,160 $86,880 $94,500  $189,001   $182,386   $265,546 
4 $26,200 $39,300 $52,400 $65,500 $78,600 $104,800*** $99,946  $189,001   $182,386   $265,546 
5 $30,680 $46,020 $61,360 $76,700 $92,040 $122,720***  $108,914   $189,001   $182,386   $265,546 
6 $35,160 $52,740 $70,320 $87,900 $105,480 $140,640***  $117,357   $189,001   $182,386   $265,546 
7 $39,640 $59,460 $79,280 $99,100 $118,920 $158,560***  $125,372   $189,001   $182,386   $265,546 
8 $44,120 $66,180 $88,240 $110,300 $132,360 $176,480***  $133,031   $189,001   $182,386   $265,546 
For each additional person add $4,480 $6,720 $8,960 $11,200 $13,440 $17,920*** N/A
*If you receive any unemployment benefits in 2021, you may qualify for VPA as well as maximum PTC and Silver 94 CSR, even if your income exceeds these thresholds.
**Household size = tax filer + spouse (even if they live apart) + tax filer's dependents. Married couples must file jointly to be eligible for APTC and CSR.
***At this income level, you will qualify for PTC if you enroll in a Couple, Parent and Child(ren), or Family plan, but not a Single plan. 

 

View a detailed Medicaid eligibility chart here.

Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) relative to the 2020 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) is used to determine eligibility for 2021 Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTC), Vermont Premium Assistance (VPA), and Enhanced Silver plans with cost-sharing reductions (CSR). MAGI relative to 2021 FPL will be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur until April 2021 when 2021 FPL will be adopted.

Income Thresholds for Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur - April 2021 through March 2022

Eligibility for Benefits Determined in Relation to 2021 Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
Upper FPL% and monthly income limits for: Medicaid for Adults Pregnant Women Children under 19
Household Size* 133% of FPL + 5% disregard 208% of FPL + 5% disregard 312% of FPL + 5% disregard
1 $1,481.70 N/A $3,402.70
2 $2,003.60 $3,092.60 $4,602.60
3 $2,525.50 $3,898.50 $5,801.50
4 $3,048.45 $4,704.45 $7,000.45
5 $3,570.35 $5,510.35 $8,200.35
6 $4,092.25 $6,316.25 $9,399.25
7 $4,614.20 $7,122.20 $10,599.20
8 $5,136.10 $7,928.10 $11,798.10
*Effective 1/1/14, Medicaid for Children and Adults (MCA) has no resource test. The FPL% limits listed above include the program threshold plus a 5% income disregard.
Eligibility requirements for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (MABD) can be found at http://www.greenmountaincare.org/mabd

 

Click here to see FPL tables for a different year