To determine your eligibility for subsidized health insurance, the Health Connector must collect information about your household’s income.
Income sources to include:
For each of the following sources, make your best estimate for what your income will be in 2016.
- Net income from any self-employment or business
- Unemployment compensation
- Social Security payments, including disability payments
- Any other taxable income such as retirement income, investment income, pension income, rental income, prizes, awards, and gambling winnings
Do NOT include the following as income:
- Child support
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Veterans’ disability payments
- Workers’ compensation
- Proceeds from loans (such as student loans, home equity loans, or bank loans)
Do NOT include any money that an employer takes out of your paycheck such as:
- Child care
- Health insurance
- Retirement plans
These “not taxable” items should be listed explicitly on your paycheck.
Please be sure to double check that the information you have entered is correct. There is a summary page at the end of the Income section of the application where you can review your information. Take care to note that the income amount has the appropriate yearly/monthly/or weekly label.