The Value of a Dollar - Obamacare Subsidy

I ran some calculations today in the midst of discussion with fellow agents concerning the subsidy calculations for Obamacare.

I wanted to demonstrate that a pay raise or increase in income of a very small amount could have serious consequences in the new healthcare reform environment.  In this case, the addition of $1 of annual income costs this person $418 monthly subsidy ($5016 yearly) and potential IRS clawback of any subsidy this person was not entitled to receive.

This was based on a single person age 60 however the concept is the same (amounts of subsidy are different) across all ages.

As a broker I would be very leery of suggesting an employer who sends his/her employees to the Covered California Exchange compensate those employees with help that could raise their taxable income.

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