Determining Eligibility for Medicaid and Health Insurance Tax Credits: How to Calculate Your Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)

February 26, 2014


Click Here for the Power-point presentation shown during this webinar (Updated 12/29/14 – FINAL PPT)

MAGI Treatment of AI-AN Income Under MAGI (Simplified)

MAGI Treatment of Tribal Member Income Medicaid vs. Tax Code (Extended)

MAGI – AI-AN Income Summary

MAGI – Household Composition (CMS) SOTA-2

MAGI – Determining Households for Medicaid and Premium Tax Credits – Beyond the Basics

MAGI – Diving Deep on Commonly Encountered Eligibility and Enrollment Issues – Beyond the Basics



Presenter: Sam Ennis

Sam Ennis is an attorney in the San Diego office of Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP, which specializes in representing tribal interests throughout the United States. Mr. Ennis works in all areas of the firm’s practice, with a focus on its tribal health policy group. He is a member of the National Indian Health Board Medicare & Medicaid Policy Committee and has worked in conjunction with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Tribal Technical Advisory Group. Mr. Ennis also serves as a consultant to the National Indian Health Board with regard to training on and implementation of the Affordable Care Act and Indian Health Care Improvement Act. In that capacity and as counsel for individual tribal health programs and employers, he has reviewed many of the proposed and final regulations published to implement the Affordable Care Act and contributed to comments regarding their effect on tribes and tribal health programs.

Moderator: Cyndi Ferguson

Cyndi Ferguson joined SENSE Incorporated on in March 2010 as a Self-Governance Specialist/Policy Advisor. Having previously worked for over 20 years as the Self-Governance Coordinator and Director of Governmental Affairs for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe in Washington State, Cyndi has extensive experience, including: management and implementation of Tribal Self Governance in the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) programs; negotiation of Self-Governance Funding Agreements with Federal agencies; internal Tribal governance planning; preparation of Tribal annual fiscal budgets and management reports to Tribal Council; and participation on Tribal Team to develop several major legislative initiatives, including amendments to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Title IV, Title V and Title VI). Further, Cyndi has worked to advance State-Tribal Relations promoting intergovernmental cooperation between States and Tribes in order to develop policy solutions on issues of mutual concern. Cyndi has been a lead presenter on national and regional Tribal Self-Governance Trainings. She has been an active, long-term participant on several Tribal/Federal Workgroups and currently serves as Facilitator for the National Indian Health Board-Medicare and Medicaid Policy Committee (MMPC).