Individuals must be legal residents of the U.S. in order to purchase insurance coverage through the health law's new exchanges.
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services had approximately 966,000 people with these discrepancies as of May. About one-third remained in August, and those 310,000 received notices from CMS requesting the additional paperwork.
While the majority have been resolved or are in the process of being resolved, 115,000 have not. If those enrollees do not provide documentation by Sept. 30, their coverage will be terminated.
"[For the 115,000 individuals], we're asking them if they have not sent us their documentation, we're asking them to do so, and reminding them [they will be eligible for] a special enrollment period to be reinstated," CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Andy Slavitt said on a press call. "If they are willing to pay premiums and are eligible, they will continue to get coverage."
Slavitt said he could not provide a breakdown of how many of the resolved cases were found to be ineligible for coverage.
Provided by National JournalAn additional 279,000 households -- representing around 363,000 individuals -- have income discrepancies on their applications that have not yet been resolved, according to CMS. Notices are going out Monday to implore them to send income verification forms by Sept. 30 as well.