With the future of Obamacare up in the air, many consumers are wondering if they must comply with the tax requirements related to the law, including whether to pay the penalty for being uninsured.
Some foreign-born California residents fear they could be penalized for using Medi-Cal and other social benefits. Others, in families of mixed-immigration status, worry about jeopardizing their loved ones’ chances of becoming green-card holders or citizens.
Errors by the state health insurance exchange have complicated enrollment for thousands of Californians. Here are some tips to straighten out your coverage.
Covered California sent the wrong subsidy information to insurers, who charged most consumers less than they really owed. Now they have to pay up.
Due to an error by the exchange, many of them didn’t know they needed to give permission to have their income verified. But Covered California says it will reinstate the tax credits for those who give their consent.
The state insurance exchange overlooked 24,000 of its policy holders who failed to give consent to verify their income. If they don’t do so by Dec. 31, they could lose their subsidies in January.
Medi-Cal’s controversial program to go after your assets when you die will be significantly curtailed starting in January, but some enrollees could be hit by new claims.
Some of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s constituents fear his vow to repeal Obamacare now and replace it later could rob them of coverage.
With Trump headed for the White House, many immigrants in California are worried not just about their legal status but about their health care options.
Despite President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, state officials and advocates say your health plan is safe for now.