This program is administered
by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
What is Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)?
(Posted on 02/10/14)
Starting January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires the new Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) guidelines are to be used to determine the eligibility of pregnant women for the MCAP. MAGI counts income and include people in household based on your annual federal tax form. MCAP then compares the federally countable MAGI for the household size you claim on your federal taxes to the federal income guidelines.
Whose Income is counted?
To see if you meet the MCAP income guidelines, only count the income of the family members included or who will be included in your federal income tax form.
What income should be counted?
Only list the income that you will report on your federal tax form for individuals that will be included on your federal tax form.
The family size is the Tax filer plus all persons expected to be claimed as tax dependents. Pregnant woman counts as one PLUS the number of expected child(ren).
For questions regarding the new MCAP MAGI guidelines, call 1-800-433-2611, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or on Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.