The Obama administration is still trying to reach hundreds of thousands of people whose citizenship or income the government has been unable to verify to confirm their eligibility for the Obamacare plans they purchased in the federal marketplace.
If the enrollees don't respond, they risk losing coverage or seeing higher costs and owing money to the IRS for tax credits they've already received.
A deadline passed Sept. 5 for enrollees to supply supporting information to verify their eligibility. In May, the administration disclosed that HHS needed to confirm the citizenship status of 966,000 people who signed up for plans. As of Monday, 115,000 had not responded to numerous outreach requests and their coverage will end if they don't respond by Sept. 30, officials said. After that date, however, HHS will accommodate them with a special enrollment process as soon as they are able to confirm their citizenship status.