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How Much Will a Family Save Under the New Federal Health Law?
Updated October 2013
California Calculator

Under the Affordable Care Act, beginning in 2014, many individuals and families will be eligible to receive subsidized coverage through Covered California (the State's Health Benefit Exchange) if they are not eligible for Medicare or Medi-Cal and are not offered affordable coverage through their employer.

  1. Enter household size and income for all individuals included on your tax return (yourself and spouse and dependents, if applicable).
  2. Enter age information only for those household members who need coverage.
  3. This interactive calculator estimates how much eligible individuals and families will spend on premiums for a Covered California health plan under the law. The calculator also indicates income-eligibility for Medicaid.

The calculator is designed to estimate eligibility for individuals under age 65. To determine eligibility and apply for coverage, contact Covered California.

The estimated tax credit from the government shown below indicates the amount a family will save on monthly premiums, compared to what they would pay in the individual market without subsidies. Premiums are shown for a "silver plan," but individuals can choose to purchase a more generous or less generous plan. Silver plans offer a more generous level of benefits than most plans in the current individual market.

Notes: This calculator shows expected spending for families and individuals eligible to purchase coverage through Covered California under the Affordable Care Act. Under the law, maximum contributions to premiums will be based on modified adjusted gross income PDF, while estimates in this calculator are based on the annual income entered by the user. The premiums in this calculator reflect the Covered California statewide average for the second most affordable silver plan, adjusted for premium inflation and age rating. Different eligibility rules may apply for pregnant women - contact Covered California or your county Medi-Cal office for more information.

Further notes on methodology and assumptions »
Development of this calculator was funded by a grant from The California Endowment. The California Endowment