Your premium tax credit is based on the most current information available about your income and household size. That may be information on your 2016 application, or information from other sources, like the IRS.
Financial help is based on your expected income for 2017, not last year’s income.
That’s why it’s so important to update your application with income and household changes you expect for 2017. It's the only way to be sure you’ll get the right tax credit and other savings for the year.
Update your application as soon as November 1, 2016. Select a plan by December 15, 2016, and you’ll have the right amount of savings, and the plan you want, starting January 1, 2017.
Plan premiums in your area may have changed too, and that can affect your premium tax credit.