2 million receive Obamacare discrepancy notice, what to do to fix the issue

Have you received a notice regarding a discrepancy on your health insurance enrollment?

Approximately two million of those enrolled in Obamacare, or 20 percent, are receiving notification that something needs attention regarding their application and enrollment.

So what does this mean?

The state director for Get Covered Arizona, Cheryl O'Donnell talked with ABC15 about the discrepancies that are being sent via email or postal service.

There are various reasons as to what may be causing the issue, O'Donnell said.

Sometimes details as small as a name, date, income or tax information can signal a discrepancy.

According to the Associated Press, over 500,000 people have immigration-related discrepancies and 461,000 have citizenship conflicts.

In many cases, those who filed for early insurance enrollment did so before their taxes were filed. This means their income and tax information reflects that of a different year.

In a majority of the cases, O'Donnell says the discrepancies will be fixed in favor of the individual.

Those who receive a notice of a discrepancy have 90 days to fix it, or else coverage may be terminated or altered.

If you are asked to provide additional information, paperwork and proof can be uploaded electronically or mailed, the Associated Press says.

In order to avoid online and email scams who may try to get information from you, look for an email with a healthcare.gov extension. The email will be something similar to what you received when you signed up.

Anyone with questions is urged to visit healthcare.gov or call 800-318-2596.


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