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Delawareans Urged to Verify ACA Eligibility

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 DOVER, Del. (WBOC/AP) - State officials are reminding Delawareans whose eligibility for insurance coverage under the federal health care reform law is uncertain that they have one more week to submit verification documents.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sent letters Aug. 12 to more than 300,000 individuals nationwide - including about 700 in Delaware - who submitted information on their marketplace insurance application that does not match federal records. Some inconsistencies involve hyphenated names or accents in a name. Many recipients had not responded to previous outreach efforts.

The letters ask the affected individuals to send the documents using their online account on HealthCare.gov or by regular mail to the Health Insurance Marketplace, attention Supporting Documentation, 465 Industrial Blvd, London, KY 40750.
   
State Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf is urging Delawareans who received letters to respond immediately. "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 state's Department of Health and Social Services. "We are ready to help those who need assistance with this process."

The deadline for submitting documents to verify their citizenship or immigration status is Sept. 5. Failure to do so will result in coverage being terminated Sept. 30.
   
People in the country illegally are not allowed to get coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Delaware's health insurance marketplace guides can provide free help in English or Spanish. Go to www.ChooseHealthDE.com and click on the "I need help with the process" link to find a guide near you. Instructions and other assistance are also available at www.HealthCare.gov or by calling the federal helpline at 1-800-318-2596.

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