Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Updated for 2018
January 23, 2018
On January 18, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released 2018 federal
poverty level (FPL) guidelines. The FPL for a one-person household has increased $80 (about 0.6%)
over 2017, and increased $500 (about 2%) for a family of four.
The new guidelines impact a) Medicaid eligibility to 133% of FPL in states that expanded Medicaid,
and b) Marketplace subsidy eligibility which is limited to household incomes between 100% to 400%
of FPL. The FPL guidelines for the mainland 48 states & D.C. are provided below.
The new guidelines will be available for employers utilizing the FPL Affordability Safe Harbor starting
with plan years on/after February 1, 2018. A helpful table is provided below.