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Advance Payment of Premium Tax Credit

The Advance Payment of Premium Tax Credit (APTC) is a tax credit given to assist individuals in paying for a health insurance plan purchased through the health insurance exchange. This payment is for the purpose of paying for a portion of your health insurance plan’s premium. You may be eligible for a tax credit if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

•  Tax filer (if married, must file a joint tax return)
•  Have income between 100%-400% of the Federal Poverty Level
•  Not eligible for any other Federally assisted health care program (Medicare, VA, Medicaid)
•  Have Legally Present immigration status
•  Not be eligible or receiving employer-sponsored insurance

If your family’s income is determined too high for Medicaid, you still may qualify for other Health coverage assistance programs.  To view other programs, visit the Health Coverage Assistance page. For more information, review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Eligibility is also based upon your household size, the number of individuals applying for health coverage, and your income.  You may use the following eligibility guidelines to get an idea if you may eligible for APTC.

Apply for APTC

To determine if you or your family members are eligible for APTC, or any other type of health coverage assistance, including Medicaid or CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), you may complete an application through our various application methods:

•  Telephone application, 1-877-456-1233
•  Visit 

If you are determined eligible for APTC, the payment will be made directly to the insurance carrier that you select. To view available insurance plans and to select an insurance plan to meet the needs of you and your family, visit the state health insurance exchange at 


For more information, call 1-877-456-1233