The Integrity fee is a monthly fee that certain participants of the Montana Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) program must pay in addition to their premiums. If you are enrolled in the program, you are required to pay this fee if your equity in real property and/or improvements, or your equity in vehicles, or the taxable value of agricultural land you own, is above a certain limit.
Complete the Asset Test
This asset test questionnaire is available at Integrityfee.mt.gov. If you would like a paper questionnaire, please call (406) 444-6900.
If at least one of the three asset tests below show a result of more than zero, you are required to pay the integrity fee.
The three tests are:
- Test 1: Your equity in the real property and improvements you own is more than $255,000:
- Test 2: You own more than one light vehicle, with a combined MSRP greater than $20,000, and your total equity in these vehicles is greater than $25,000;
- Test 3: The taxable value of agricultural land you own is more than $1,500.
Calculation of the Fee
You do not need to calculate the Integrity Fee. Instead, the Department of Revenue will calculate the fee based upon the values reported in all three tests.
The integrity fee is $100 a month, plus:
- $4 for every $1,000 above the thresholds in Test 1 and 2, plus
- $4 for every $100 above the threshold in Test 3.
Changes to Assets/End of Coverage
If there are changes to your assets after you complete the tests, such as the sell of a home or car, please update your information at Integrityfee.mt.gov.
If you are no longer a member of the HELP program, notify the Montana Department of Revenue by updating your information at Integrityfee.mt.gov.