The Marketplace must ensure you’re eligible for a health insurance plan through the government program. To do so, several pieces of your personal information are pulled from federal agencies, as approved by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The following sources, and perhaps several more, may be used to verify your identity:
- Social Security Administration (SSA) for your social security number and citizenship status
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for household size and income
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for citizenship information and immigration status
- Consumer reporting agencies for income levels
Inconsistencies between your application for a Marketplace plan and information acquired through these agencies could lead to delays in approval. If notified of any problems, you’ll be given time to solve the issues, as well as sources you can use to do so.
To learn more about how the Marketplace verifies your identity and ways we can help you complete the process smoothly, contact us today.