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2 Agents are not tax specialists so they shouldn t give any tax advice to consumers. If consumers have complex tax questions, they should consult with their accountants or a tax attorney. This course includes simple, straight forward income and deductions as listed on Form

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6 For example, a dependent who earns less than the filing threshold, the income of that dependent is not included in the MAGI. 6

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9 Most persons who fall between 100% and 138% of FPL are eligible for Medi-Cal. Those who are not eligible for Medi-Cal (certain immigrant categories) whose income falls in this range may be eligible for coverage through Covered California. 9

10 Please note that these FPL levels will be used to determine eligibility for, and amount or level of, APTC and CSR for 2015 benefit/plan year for policies effective We will continue to use 2013 FPL levels for the 2014 benefit year for tax credit purposes. However, the new 2014 FPLs is being used to determine eligibility for MAGI Medi-Cal. 10

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12 Refer to: for a complete description of all FPL categories. Note that the FPL for Medi-Cal is updated annually on April 1. 12

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18 Note that Covered California only counts pregnancy as one person while Medi-Cal counts the mother plus the number of unborn children. Qualified dependent is anyone who you have claimed as a dependent on your tax form. 18

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20 Later in this presentation, we will demonstrate where to enter this information in CoveredCA.com and where on the Form 1040 you can find this income. 20

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23 SSDI is an earned benefit that focuses on physical and mental impairments that are severe enough to prevent people from engaging in their normal occupations or any other work. Their impairment must be expected to last for at least 12 months or to end in death. SSDI benefits can be paid to blind or disabled workers, and like Social Security retirement benefits, to their children, to their widows or widowers, and to adults who haven't worked but have been disabled since childhood. Social Security Disability Insurance is funded through payroll taxes. SSDI recipients are considered "insured" because they have worked for a certain number of years and have made contributions to the Social Security trust fund in the form of FICA Social Security taxes. SSDI candidates must be younger than 65 and have earned a certain number of "work credits." SSI pays benefits to low-income people who are 65 or older, adults who are disabled (based on the same definition used by SSDI) or blind, and children who are disabled and blind. SSI is a program that is strictly need-based, according to income and assets, and is funded by general fund taxes. SSI is called a "means-tested program," meaning it has nothing to do with work history, but strictly with financial need. To meet the SSI income requirements, you must have less than $2,000 in assets (or $3,000 for a couple) and a very limited income. Disabled people who are eligible under the income requirements for SSI are also able to receive Medicaid in the state they reside in. Most people who qualify for SSI will also qualify for food stamps, and the amount an eligible person receives is dependent on where they live and the amount of regular, monthly income 23

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48 The APTC amount is capped at the actual premium for the plan selected by the consumer. For example, if the family is eligible for $250 APTC and they select a bronze plan with a premium of $245, the APTC amount is capped at $

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50 This table shows the 2014 FPL levels that will apply to 2015 benefit year, not this benefit year (we are still using the 2013 FPL levels for 2014 benefit year). We are going to use this example to estimate the Fair Share Amount using the IRS formula. 49

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53 The Range of Household Income as % of FPL and the Range of Fair Share as % of Household Income come from the table on slide

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