Gather Your Information
Qualifying for a health insurance plan depends on your household size, your household income, and your immigration status.
Once you have this information, you can find the right healthcare coverage for you and your family.
Your health insurance plan options depend on your household size, your household income, and your immigration status.
Your Household Size
Your household size is based on your family’s tax relationships and living arrangements. Typically, your household size includes yourself, your spouse or partner, other people you claim as dependents when filing taxes, and other children or adults for whom you are responsible.
Household size may not be the same as the number of people living in your house. Ask yourself these questions:
- Who is listed as a dependent on your tax return?
- How are the people in your household related?
- How many people are in your family?
Your income includes wages, self-employment income, Social Security income, pensions, unemployment payments, rental income, and investments.
To determine your income, you’ll need 30 days of pay stubs for everyone who works, other income information for all members of the household, and a copy of your most recent tax return, if you file taxes. The Marketplace will look at your annual Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI), and Medicaid will look at the last 30 days of household income.
Your Immigration Status
Every person and family has a unique situation. Regardless of your immigration status, we can help you figure out the right healthcare coverage. We help people who are U.S. citizens, people who have work permits and employment authorization documents, permanent residents (Green Card holders), refugees and asylees, and people who do not have available immigration documents.
You do not need documentation of your citizenship status to contact us and talk through your options. We will never discuss your immigration status with anyone but you.
Our team speaks English, Spanish, French, and Arabic. We have access to translation services for all other languages.
What to Bring with You
- Names and dates of birth of all members of your household
- Social security numbers (if you have them)
- Current income information (30 days)
- Most recent tax return
- Information about any insurance your employer offers, even if you think it is expensive
- Preferred doctors and a list of medications
- Anything else you think is useful
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