Tax Tools and Information

Tax tools you may to help file your income taxes

The Health Connector has tools, below, to figure out your Premium Tax Credit or claim an affordability exemption.

Second Lowest Cost Silver Plan (SLCSP) Calculator

If you enrolled in a plan through the Health Connector, you may be eligible for a tax credit based on your income and family size to help lower the cost of your premiums. The amount of your tax credit is calculated using the premium of the second lowest cost plan in the Silver category that was available to you in during the calendar year.

Why you may need to use this tool

Most people will find their Second Lowest Cost Silver Plan (SLCSP) premium on their Form 1095-A that is mailed by the Health Connector to members. You will not get Form 1095-A unless you or someone in your household was enrolled in coverage through the Health Connector—such as a Health Connector or ConnectorCare plan—for all or part of the year.

If the SLCSP information isn’t on that form, or if it’s not updated, you may need to use this tool to fill out IRS Form 8962 to calculate your Premium Tax Credit when you file your taxes. 

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This tool provides information about the Second Lowest Cost Silver Plan (SLCSP) premium available to you during the tax year. If you didn’t receive a Form 1095-A or had changes you didn’t report, you may need to figure out your premium tax credit to fill out IRS Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit.

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Lowest Cost Bronze Plan (LCBP) Calculator

If you didn’t have health coverage all or part of the year because you couldn’t afford it, you may not have to pay a penalty. The LCBP tool will help you get the price of the lowest cost Bronze plan available to you to claim an affordability exemption from the penalty when you file your federal income taxes with the IRS. You’ll need the price of the lowest cost Bronze plan to fill out IRS Form 8965, Health Coverage Exemptions.

Why you may need to use this tool

If you’re filling out IRS Form 8965 to claim an exemption because insurance was considered unaffordable for you during the year, this tool will provide you with the the lowest cost Bronze plan (LCBP) premium.

If you are not sure if you are eligible for an affordability exemption, use the HealthCare.gov Exemption Tool to find out →

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If you didn’t have health coverage because you couldn’t afford it, you may not have to pay a penalty. This tool provides the information you may need to claim an “affordability” exemption. You’ll use it to fill out IRS Form 8965 when you file your federal income tax return.

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