Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 10, § 6478 - Verification Process Related to Eligibility Requirements for Enrollment in a QHP through the Exchange

Current through Register 2021 Notice, Register No. 40, October 1, 2021

(a) The Exchange shall verify or obtain information as provided in this section to determine whether an applicant meets the eligibility requirements specified in Section 6472 relating to the eligibility requirements for enrollment in a QHP through the Exchange.
(b) Verification of SSN.
(1) For any individual who provides his or her SSN to the Exchange, the Exchange shall transmit the SSN and other identifying information to HHS, which will submit it to the SSA.
(2) If the Exchange is unable to verify an individual's SSN through the SSA, or the SSA indicates that the individual is deceased, the Exchange shall follow the procedures specified in Section 6492, except that the Exchange shall provide the individual with a period of 95 days from the date of the notice described in Section 6492(a)(2)(A) for the applicant to provide satisfactory documentary evidence or resolve the inconsistency with the SSA. If the Exchange determines on a case-by-case basis that the individual has demonstrated that he or she did not receive the notice within five days from the date of the notice, the individual shall have 90 days from the date on which he or she received the notice to provide satisfactory documentary evidence to the Exchange or resolve the inconsistency with the SSA.
(c) Verification of citizenship, status as a national, or lawful presence.
(1) For an applicant who attests to citizenship and has a SSN, the Exchange shall transmit the applicant's SSN and other identifying information to HHS, which will submit it to the SSA.
(2) For an applicant who has documentation that can be verified through the DHS and who attests to lawful presence, or who attests to citizenship and for whom the Exchange cannot substantiate a claim of citizenship through the SSA, the Exchange shall transmit information from the applicant's documentation and other identifying information to HHS, which will submit necessary information to the DHS for verification.
(3) For an applicant who attests to citizenship, status as a national, or lawful presence, and for whom the Exchange cannot verify such attestation through the SSA or the DHS, the Exchange shall follow the inconsistencies procedures specified in Section 6492, except that the Exchange shall provide the applicant with a period of 95 days from the date of the notice described in Section 6492(a)(2)(A) for the applicant to provide satisfactory documentary evidence or resolve the inconsistency with the SSA or the DHS, as applicable. If the Exchange determines on a case-by-case basis that the individual has demonstrated that he or she did not receive the notice within five days from the date of the notice, the individual shall have 90 days from the date on which he or she received the notice to provide satisfactory documentary evidence to the Exchange or resolve the inconsistency with the SSA or the DHS, as applicable.
(d) Verification of residency.
(1) Except as provided in subdivisions (d)(2) and (3) of this section, the Exchange shall accept an applicant's attestation that he or she meets the residency standards of Section 6472(e) without further verification.
(2) If information provided by an applicant regarding residency is not reasonably compatible with other information provided by the individual or in the records of the Exchange, the Exchange shall examine information in HHS-approved data sources that are available to the Exchange.
(3) If the information in data sources specified in subdivision (d)(2) of this section is not reasonably compatible with the information provided by the applicant, the Exchange shall follow the procedures specified in Section 6492. Evidence of immigration status may not be used to determine that an applicant is not a resident of the Exchange service area.
(e) Verification of incarceration status.
(1) The Exchange shall verify an applicant's attestation that he or she meets the requirements of 6472(d) by:
(A) Relying on any HHS-approved electronic data sources that are available to the Exchange; or
(B) Except as provided in subdivision (e)(2) of this section, if a HHS-approved data source is unavailable, accepting the applicant's attestation without further verification.
(2) If an applicant's attestation is not reasonably compatible with information from HHS-approved data sources described in subdivision (e)(1)(A) of this section or other information provided by the applicant or in the records of the Exchange, the Exchange shall follow the inconsistencies procedures specified in Section 6492.
(f) Verification related to eligibility for enrollment through the Exchange in a QHP that is a catastrophic plan.
(1) The Exchange shall verify an applicant's attestation that he or she meets the requirements of 6472(f) by:
(A) Verifying the applicant's attestation of age as follows:
1. Except as provided in subdivision (f)(1)(A)2 of this section, the Exchange shall accept the applicant's attestation of age without further verification.
2. If information regarding age is not reasonably compatible with other information provided by the individual or in the records of the Exchange, the Exchange shall examine information in HHS-approved data sources that are available to the Exchange.
(B) Verifying that an applicant has received a certificate of exemption as described in Section 6472(f)(1)(B).
(2) If the Exchange is unable to verify the information required to determine eligibility for enrollment through the Exchange in a QHP that is a catastrophic plan as described in subdivision (f)(1) of this section, the Exchange shall follow the procedures specified in Section 6492, except for Section 6492(a)(4).

Notes

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 10, § 6478

Note: Authority cited: Section 100504, Government Code. Reference: Sections 100502 and 100503, Government Code; and 45 CFR Section 155.315.

1. New section filed 9-30-2013 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6); operative 9-30-2013 (Register 2013, No. 40). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 4-1-2014 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. New section refiled 4-1-2014 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6); operative 4-1-2014 (Register 2014, No. 14). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-30-2014 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. New section, including amendment of subsection (f)(2), refiled 6-30-2014 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6); operative 6-30-2014 (Register 2014, No. 27). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-29-2014 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. New section refiled 9-30-2014 as an emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 857 ( Stats. 2014, c. 31 ); operative 9-30-2014 (Register 2014, No. 40). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2015 pursuant to Government Code section 100504 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
5. Editorial correction of History 4 (Register 2014, No. 45).
6. Editorial correction of History 4 (Register 2014, No. 50).
7. New section refiled 12-12-2014 as an emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 857 ( Stats. 2014, c. 31 ); operative 12-12-2014 (Register 2014, No. 50). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2015 pursuant to Government Code section 100504 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
8. Refiling of 12-12-2014 action on 5-11-2015, including amendment of section, as an emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 857 (Stats. 2014, c. 31); operative 5-11-2015 (Register 2015, No. 20). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2015 pursuant to Government Code section 100504 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
9. Senate Bill 75 (Stats. 2015, Ch. 18) modified Government Code section 100504(a)(6) to change the date upon which a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL. Pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 75 (Stats. 2015, Ch. 18), a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2016 or the language in the emergency order of 5-11-2015 will be repealed by operation of law on the following day (Register 2015, No. 38).
10. New section refiled 9-17-2015 as an emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 857 (Stats. 2014, c. 31) and Senate Bill 75 (Stats. 2015, Ch. 18); operative 9-17-2015 (Register 2015, No. 38). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2016 pursuant to Government Code section 100504 or the language in the emergency order of 9-17-2015 will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
11. New section refiled 12-14-2015 as an emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 857 (Stats. 2014, c. 31) and Senate Bill 75 (Stats. 2015, Ch. 18); operative 12-14-2015 (Register 2015, No. 51). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2016 pursuant to Government Code section 100504 or the language in the emergency order of 12-14-2015 will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
12. New section refiled 6-6-2016 as an emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 857 (Stats. 2014, c. 31) and Senate Bill 75 (Stats. 2015, Ch. 18); operative 6-6-2016 (Register 2016, No. 24). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2016 pursuant to Government Code section 100504 or the language in the emergency order of 6-6-2016 will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
13. Senate Bill 833 (Stats. 2016, c. 30) modified Government Code section 100504(a)(6) to extend the date upon which a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL. Refiling of 6-6-2016 order on 9-30-2016 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6); operative 9-30-2016 (Register 2016, No. 40). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-1-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6) or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
14. New section refiled 2-16-2017 as an emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 833 (Stats. 2016, c. 30), Senate Bill 75 (Stats. 2015, c. 18) and Senate Bill 857 (Stats. 2014, c. 31); operative 2-16-2017 (Register 2017, No. 7). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-1-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6) or the language in the emergency order of 2-16-2017 will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
15. New section refiled 10-26-2017 as an emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 833 (Stats. 2016, c. 30), Senate Bill 75 (Stats. 2015, c. 18) and Senate Bill 857 (Stats. 2014, c. 31); operative 10-26-2017 (Register 2017, No. 43). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-1-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6) or the language in the emergency order of 10-26-2017 will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
16. Certificate of Compliance as to 10-26-2017 order transmitted to OAL 8-10-2018 and filed 9-25-2018 (Register 2018, No. 39).

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