Beginning on June 23, 2017, consumers applying for health insurance through the Federally Facilitated Market Place (FFM) of Healthcare.gov will have to provide documentation to verify the qualifying life events of loss of coverage or a permanent move. In August, consumers with a qualifying life event of marriage, becoming a dependent, or Medicaid denial will also have to provide verification.
Covered California has updated and changed various parts of their online health insurance enrollment website for 2017. These changes, launched with the release of the CalHEERS 16.9 build, will affect new enrollments and individuals and families renewing their health insurance for 2017. A high level overview was published by Covered California in their 2017 Consumer Renewal Journey & Features Release 16.9. The slides of the presentation are available for download.
Consumers began to receive a Covered California notice February 2016 as a reminder that they need to provide documents to prove they are eligible to continue their health insurance and/or financial assistance through Covered California. The first round of this conditional eligibility notice was sent to those consumers with a coverage start date of January 1, 2016.
Cigna has announced they will be sending letters out to individuals newly enrolled in their health plans in 2016. The letters requesting verification of identity, residency, and premium payment will be sent to Cigna Individual and Family health plan enrollments regardless of whether the plan was purchased either through a Market Place Exchange or off-exchange directly from Cigna. If Cigna doesn’t receive the requested information within 45 days the health insurance may be cancelled.
Consent for Verification August 25, 2015 On August 14, Covered CA sent letters to members who currently receive subsidies. The letter advised them that they must give their consent for Covered CA to verify their income and family size to determine their subsidy eligibility for their health plan in 2016. IMPORTANT: Authorizing Electronic Consent to […]
Covered California is ratcheting up the emails and letters to consumers on a variety of topics from immigration verification to renewing their health plans for 2015. Some of these letters for additional information, consent, or to manage verifications will ultimately be confusing to the consumer. In a Certified Insurance Agent webinar, Covered California went over […]