Nearly 13,000 warned over ACA marketplace applications

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An estimated 12,600 people statewide may be in danger of losing their Affordable Care Act marketplace coverage if they do not provide necessary citizenship or immigration documentation.

The warning is directed at people who had inconsistencies regarding their citizenship or immigration data when they applied for health insurance coverage, such as incomplete Social Security or Permanent Resident Card numbers, or numbers that do not match what the government has on file.

“It’s important to note that there may not be a problem with these consumers’ eligibility,” said Alexander Kotran, spokesman with the U.S. Department of the Health and Human Services. “We just need documentation to support their applications and verify that the information is correct.”

Those affected have previously been contacted between five to seven times, according to HHS.

Another round of letters was mailed Tuesday to the applicants that ask for the missing information.

Failure to provide documentation by Sept. 5 will result in loss of their health insurance coverage Sept. 30.


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