Covered California continues to sabotage their customer service operations by sending out confusing eligibility and verification request letters to new applicants of ACA plans. Individuals and families receiving these letters are confused by Covered California informing them what programs and plans they aren’t eligible for, no mention of what they have enrolled in and requests for documentation they have already uploaded to the CalHEERS enrollment website.
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ACA group health plan rule set to punish families
The Affordable Care Act regulations preclude individuals and families from receiving tax credits to lower health insurance premiums bought through an exchange if they are offered employer sponsored health insurance that is deemed to be affordable and meets minimum value. This rule is actually denying some families access to affordable health insurance and is set to penalize other families with a huge IRS tax bill in 2015.
Uploading documents to Covered California
Johnny snapped a picture of his driver’s license on his knee while driving his VW micro bus through Weed on I-5 traveling to a gig in Ashland, Oregon. Johnny then emailed the picture of “verification document” for me to upload to his online application for health insurance.
Covered California Website to Verify Medi-Cal Eligibility
Covered California hosted another webinar to provide a progress update of the California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention System (CalHEERS) website. In short, this is the website Californians will use to enroll in one of the qualified health plans offered in their area through Covered California.