After submitting a health insurance application, you may be asked to submit documents to verify or add to the information on your application, like proof of your income, proof of citizenship, or proof of your immigration status. Click here for a complete list of documents and additional information on data-matching issues.
Why is it important to provide additional information when requested?
The information requested is to determine your eligibility for enrollment in a qualified health plan through the marketplace or your state exchange depending on your state.
It's also used to determine if you could be potentially eligible for insurance affordability programs (such as Medicaid, CHIP, advance payment of the premium tax credits, and/or cost-sharing reductions).
Furthermore, it's used to verify your continued eligibility by reporting and managing the insurance affordability programs for those who are eligible. In addition, it could be used to perform oversight and quality control activities, process appeals, combat fraud, and respond to any concerns about the security or confidentiality of the information.
What happens if you don't provide the requested information?
If you don’t send the requested documents within the timeframe allowed, you could lose your premium tax credits or lose your coverage.
The marketplace or your state exchange will be sure to send you warning notices (letters, emails, or both) and a reminder phone call before your eligibility for coverage ends or your savings amount changes. You could also receive a notice from your health insurance company.
How much time do I have to provide this information?
In most cases, you'll have at least 90 days to submit the requested documentation to resolve the health insurance issue before your plan could end or change. For citizenship and immigration issues, you have 95 days.
Note: Your eligibility notice will include a deadline for submitting your documents.