Med-Connect (Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities)

Eligibility

Income Guidelines 2018

Basic Coverage Group

Beneficiaries earning up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) do not pay premiums for health care coverage through MED-Connect.

For 2018, 200% of the FPL is:

Individual: $2,023 monthly
Couple:     $2,743 monthly

If your income is above these amounts, you will pay a monthly premium based on 10% of income above the limit. There is an exception for individuals whose net family income is between 250% and 450% of the FPL.  These individuals pay a maximum of 7.5% of their net family income. The basic MED- Connect program is available to employed persons with disabilities. Income can be up to $75,000 per year, as long as some monthly income is from earnings. There is no minimum earnings requirement for the basic MED-Connect program.  

Social Security Administration’s Substantial Gainful Activity Level

2018 – $1,180 monthly ($1,970 if blind)

Additional Requirement for the Medically Improved Group

Persons who have lost disability status with the Social Security Administration can retain disability status under MED-Connect if they are earning at least 40 times the Federal Minimum Wage per month. For 2018  that figure is: $7.25 times 40 = $290.