–Those eligible for tax credits can request an ADVANCE DETERMINATION, in which case the government will advance the tax credit directly to the health plan for the taxpayer, to reduce premiums otherwise payable. Changes in economic circumstances of more than 20% decrease in income will allow you to make a new application.
–3-month grace period before coverage canceled for nonpayment of premiums.
–One form for application for various subsidy programs in the States, including MedicAid, Healthy Families, they may be filed online, in person, by mail, or by telephone.
–Lots of provisions for sharing information between government agencies to determine eligibility, including allowing the sharing of your tax return.