Individuals may be concerned about the new Affordable Care Act, as it will require those without employer-paid insurance benefits to get their own health insurance. However, the government is aware that not everyone can afford to pay for their own insurance policies. As a consequence, there will be federal subsidies for those that make under a certain amount. These subsidies will be available through a health care exchange and will be available to those that have income of less than four times the level of federal poverty.

The methods by which the amount of the subsidy, as well as the premium limits associated with it, will be calculated are a little complex, but a health care exchange will be able to help interested individuals learn more. In general, however, the Affordable Care Act seeks to provide health insurance with as little financial damage to the insurance consumer as possible, and there will be options for all income levels.

For more information about the projected changes to individual health insurance and individual subsidies contact the experts at Bernardini & Donovan Insurance Services. Those who need information about insurance will want to receive it before January 1, 2014, when the affordable care act will be initiated.

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