Some immigrants who signed up for insurance coverage via HealthCare.gov have been put on notice that they could lose their coverage unless they immediately furnish proof that they are legally qualified for coverage being offered on the marketplace.
The CMS sent out 310,000 letters Tuesday, giving the enrollees until Sept. 5 to send copies of green cards, proof of citizenship or other documents to show that they qualify for the coverage. If they do not, their coverage will end Sept. 30.
The individuals receiving the notices are those who have not responded to previous correspondence via mail, e-mail and phone. Some of the discrepancies the agency is concerned about include instances where information reported in a consumer's application, such as a Social Security or permanent resident card number, is incomplete or different than the information the government has on file.