Health Coverage SUBSIDY

Indiana State University offers a Health Coverage Premium Subsidy to all qualifying employees. Eligibility for the subsidy is determined by total verifiable household income. To qualify, your household income must be less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

To apply for the subsidy, the application must be received in Employee Benefits during Open Enrollment each year. The subsidy will be effective for the following calendar year. If you are not enrolled in health coverage you will also need to complete an enrollment form for the health coverage during Open Enrollment. Any subsidy applications received after November 14 will be processed and applied to the next month’s premiums.

To document your household income, a tax return transcript for all members of the household must be ordered from the IRS website. The tax return transcripts should be submitted with your subsidy application.

You must apply for the subsidy each year during Open Enrollment to continue receiving the subsidy.

New employees should apply for the subsidy during the initial enrollment period for health coverage. Any applications received after that time will be applied to the next month’s premium.

Application for Subsidy

Health Coverage Premium Subsidy Questions & Answers

Poverty Guidelines

To get documentation, go to and search for "tax return transcript", call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946, or visit your local IRS office.