Hundreds of Delawareans could lose coverage because their application information doesn’t match federal records.
The problem centers on information provided by applicants to the federal Health Insurance Marketplace concerning their citizenship or immigration status. Some of the discrepancies are due to hyphenated names or accents in a name that don’t match federal records.
The U.S. Deptartment of Health and Human Services sent out letters earlier this month warning the 300,000 people nationwide who recently enrolled in the Health Insurance Marketplace that they were at risk of losing coverage.
Approximately 700 Delaware residents recieved the notification.
“These letters are legitimate, and we urge anyone who received one to act immediately so they don’t lose their coverage,” said Rita Landgraf, secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services.
Landgraf said there are guides available to help resolve the inconsistencies. People who need help can find their nearest guide on the state’s website, ChoseHealthDE.com.
“We are ready to help those who need assistance with this process,” Landgraf said.
The deadline to send corrected information to the marketplace is Sept. 5. If the situation is not corrected, coverage for those affected will end Sept. 30.