Do I qualify for ConnectorCare?

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Created July 2019

To qualify for ConnectorCare:

  • You must live in Massachusetts.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or a “lawfully present” non-citizen.
  • Your income must be 3 times the federal poverty level for your family size or lower. See the ConnectorCare Upper Income Limits table.
    • The Health Connector counts:
      • your federal taxable income for the year, and
      • some income like your social security income, even if it is not taxable.
      • Your family size is based on the people you include on your federal tax return.
    • See more about the ways the Connector counts income and family size
  • You must be unable to qualify for other kinds of health coverage like:
  • You must agree to file a federal tax return for the year in which you get ConnectorCare.
    • Even if you don’t make enough money to have to file taxes, you must file a tax return to get the “tax credit” that the government uses to pay for your ConnectorCare HMO.
    • See more about ConnectorCare and tax filing
  • If you are married, and will file taxes as “married filing separately” you will only qualify for ConnectorCare if you need to file separately because of abuse or abandonment.
  • You must enroll in one of the HMOs that offer ConnectorCare plans.

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