This memorandum introduces updates made to the CHIP Affordability Calculator. The updates made reflect the 2018 Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) premium changes. The new calculator is effective with this memorandum. Use the 2018 CHIP Affordability Calculator when processing all new or pending applications.
To use the calculator review Appendix F – CHIP Affordability Test Calculator Instructions.
The MAGI MO HealthNet Policy manual section 1840.010.15.05 Affordable Insurance Definition includes instructions for calculating the affordability amount manually. This section of policy has been updated to reflect the new Federal Poverty Limit (FPL) numbers in the calculation examples.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.