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MassHealth Premium Assist. and Insur. Partnership

4000-0890

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $0 $0
FY17 $0 $0
FY16 $0 $0
FY15 $0 $0
FY14 $32,602,838 $30,877,115
FY13 $32,685,304 $30,481,392
FY12 $63,439,013 $58,181,956
FY11 $65,302,111 $58,181,956
FY10 $59,681,673 $52,140,011
FY09 $46,583,124 $40,300,000
FY08 $42,301,215 $36,090,197
FY07 $54,715,525 $45,011,915
FY06 $45,829,478 $36,746,765
FY05 $39,924,761 $30,846,992
FY04 $41,124,317 $30,846,992
FY03 $30,946,466 $22,711,697
FY02 $24,788,205 $17,800,000
FY01 $26,000,965 $18,346,000
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Funding for MassHealth Premium Assist. and Insur. Partnership
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comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • Funding for MassHealth and related health reform programs often shifts among line item appropriations and special trust funds from year to year, so it is helpful to look at total funding, rather than at individual line items to get a sense of funding over time. In many years, the Administration has also been allowed to transfer funding among the MassHealth program line items without additional legislative approval. This means that there may be a meaningful difference between the budgeted amount and actual spending for individual line items, and that funding budgeted for one line item is ultimately spent in another.

Funding from this line item helps low-income working individuals and families receive health coverage by subsidizing insurance that is provided by their employer. The program allows the state to leverage employer contributions and reduce state costs for this coverage, and is one component in the state's efforts to expand health coverage.

The Insurance Partnership program was created in 1997 to subsidize certain “qualified employers” who provide health insurance to low-income employees, as well as subsidizing the employee’s share of the premium cost for this coverage. Employees are eligible to participate in the program if they have incomes equal to 300% of the federal poverty level or less. Employers receive a subsidy for each eligible employee covered by employer-sponsored insurance of $400 per year for an individual plan and $1,000 per year for a family plan. Eligible employees receive subsidies that are based on a sliding scale linked to income and that is designed to provide a subsidy level similar to the Commonwealth Care subsidy program. In Fiscal Year 2014 many Insurance Partnership enrollees will become eligible for new forms of health coverage when the federal Affordable Care Act is implemented, and the program will transition to a smaller program providing coverage for a more limited group of employees.

There is some overlap between the Insurance Partnership program and the Family Assistance program (see 4000-0880), and children are more likely to be covered under the latter program. In addition to the overlap between the Insurance Partnership and Family Assistance programs, MassHealth policy changes sometimes result in program and funding shifts among MassHealth line items in the state budget. For these reasons it is necessary to exercise caution when comparing these line items from year to year.

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $0 $0
FY18 Leg $0 $0
FY18 Sen $0 $0
FY18 SWM $0 $0
FY18 Hou $0 $0
FY18 HWM $0 $0
FY18 Gov $0 $0
FY17 $0 $0

Notes

  • Funding for MassHealth and related health reform programs often shifts among line item appropriations and special trust funds from year to year, so it is helpful to look at total funding, rather than at individual line items to get a sense of funding over time. In many years, the Administration has also been allowed to transfer funding among the MassHealth program line items without additional legislative approval. This means that there may be a meaningful difference between the budgeted amount and actual spending for individual line items, and that funding budgeted for one line item is ultimately spent in another.