What is a health insurance premium? A health insurance premium is the amount of
money you pay per month to the health insurance carrier. Now, you either pay by the month of you pay
it per pay period depending if you get it through your employer or not. If you get it through your employer, your employer
most likely covers a portion of your premium. If you get your insurance through either Covered
California or through the exchange in another state then you most likely get an Advance
Premium Tax Credit, that’s where the Federal Government pays a part of your health insurance
premium for you. If you are not on the exchange and you buy
directly through the carrier then you’re paying 100% of the premium yourself.