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2016 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Guidelines

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), taxpaying Americans can purchase health 2016 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Guidelinesinsurance through a public marketplace. If these households have an income between 100 and 400 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL), they may qualify for a premium tax subsidy to reduce the cost of health insurance. Below are three charts detailing the 2016 FPL guidelines.

What is the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)?

Poverty guidelines, sometimes referred to as the federal poverty level or FPL, are one of the measures used to determine a family’s poverty status. In many cases, this threshold is used for administrative purposes—usually to indicate whether a family is eligible for government assistance in some way (e.g., food stamps, education assistance, Medicaid).

These guidelines are adjusted annually for inflation with information provided by the U.S. Census Bureau and are reported in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Related - 2015 Federal Poverty Line (FPL) Guidelines

2016 FPL Guidelines: 48 Border States and D.C.

For households with more than 8 persons, add $4,160 to the FPL for each additional person.

Persons in Household

2016 Federal Poverty Level

Medicaid Eligibility (138% of FPL)

Premium Subsidy Threshold (400% of FPL)

1

$11,880

$16,394

$47,520

2

$16,020

$22,108

$64,080

3

$20,160

$27,821

$80,640

4

$24,300

$33,534

$97,200

5

$28,440

$39,247

$113,760

6

$32,580

$44,960

$130,320

7

$36,730

$50,687

$146,920

8

$40,890

$56,428

$163,560

2016 FPL Guidelines: Alaska

For households with more than 8 persons, add $5,200 to the FPL for each additional person.

Persons in Household

2016 Federal Poverty Level

Medicaid Eligibility (138% of FPL)

Premium Subsidy Threshold (400% of FPL)

1

$14,840

$20,479

$59,360

2

$20,020

$27,628

$80,080

3

$25,200

$34,776

$100,800

4

$30,380

$41,924

$121,520

5

$35,560

$49,073

$142,240

6

$40,740

$56,221

$162,960

7

$45,920

$63,370

$183.680

8

$51,120

$70,546

$204,480

2016 FPL Guidelines: Hawaii

For households with more than 8 persons, add $4,780 to the FPL for each additional person.

Persons in Household

2016 Federal Poverty Level

Medicaid Eligibility (138% of FPL)

Premium Subsidy Threshold (400% of FPL)

1

$13,670

$18,865

$54,680

2

$18,430

$25,433

$73,720

3

$23,190

$32,002

$92,760

4

$27,950

$38,571

$111,800

5

$32,710

$45,140

$130,840

6

$37,470

$51,709

$149,880

7

$42,230

$58,277

$168,920

8

$47,010

$64,874

$188,040

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

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