Speak with a Covered California certified agent! Call (888) 413-3164 or Shop Online Now

Shop and Compare

California Health Insurance Plans and Rates

It's easy. Just enter your zip code.

Covered California Q&A

Covered California and Obamacare related questions from consumers, employers and agents are answered by Phil Daigle with the best information available at the time. Archived entries may no longer be accurate as the Covered California and Obamacare knowledge-base is evolving quickly. TO REQUEST A PERSONAL RESPONSE INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS.


Employer Reimbursement of Premium for Exchange Coverage

By on | No Comments

Question: My employer (we have way less than 50 full time workers) plans on dropping our group plan and instead offering $200 (apparently pre-tax) to each employee who provides evidence of purchasing a health insurance policy at the exchange. We all have modest incomes and fall within the household income ranges to qualify for a subsidy. Is this a positive step for all of us? Will we be allowed to have a tax favored reimbursement of $200 and a subsidy from the Exchange?

Answer: Yes. This is a good deal for you. You get subsidized coverage in the exchange plus a contribution from your employer. Whether or not the $200 can be pre-tax to the employees is debatable at this point, but even if it gets taxed as income, it’s still a good deal for you and your employer as well - a win-win.

Leave a comment

Do You Have California Health Insurance Questions?

Ask An Expert

View Previous Questions
Call Us at (888) 413-3164


© 2019 California Health Benefit Advisers, LLC
Home / About / Start Shopping / Ask a Question

“Covered California,” “California Health Benefit Exchange”, and the Covered California Logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Covered California, in the United States. This web site is owned and maintained by California Health Benefit Advisers, LLC, which is solely responsible for its content.