Premium Assistance for Employer-Sponsored Insurance
The state of Vermont offers premium assistance to eligible employees to help them enroll in their employer-sponsored health insurance plan.
Here’s how it works:
The state will provide financial assistance to help pay for the employee’s portion of monthly premiums associated with an employer’s health insurance plan if ALL of the following conditions are met:
- The employee meets the eligibility criteria to enroll in Catamount Health or the Vermont Health Access Plan (VHAP);
- The employee's household income is found on the Income and Premium Chart for Employer-Sponsored Insurance.
- The employer’s plan has comprehensive benefits (physician visits, inpatient care, outpatient services, prescription drugs, emergency room services, ambulance services, mental health and substance abuse treatment, medical equipment and supplies, and maternity care) and the deductible is $500 or less; and
- The cost of providing premium assistance to enroll in an employer’s plan is less than the cost of providing premium assistance to enroll in Catamount Health or the Vermont Health Access Plan (VHAP).