Covered California Checking Some Enrollees’ Immigration Status

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Sometime this month Covered California will begin sending out letters to individuals enrolled in the state exchange who have not provided “sufficient evidence of lawful presence”. If one of your employees receives this letter they will have 30 days to submit proper verification of their legal residence to Covered California or risk losing their health coverage and having to repay any federal subsidies they were awarded. Those who receive the verification letter can find useful information at:

http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/08/14/covered-california-to-request-evidence-of-lawful-presence-in-u-s-for-some/

http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2014/8/15/covered-calif-to-ask-some-enrollees-to-verify-lawful-presence-in-us