Question: Can third party complete an application for Covered California on behalf of the applicant, like a family member or friend? What about an agent?
Answer: Yes. Federal regulations indicate that consumers may designate an Authorized Representative to act on their behalf by signing an application on the individual’s behalf, submit an update or respond to a redetermination, receive copies of the individual’s notices and other communications from Covered California, and act on behalf of the individual in all other matters with Covered California. (1) Authorized Representative is valid until the consumer modifies the authorization; (2) Consumer must notify the Authorized Representative and Covered California that the representative in no longer authorized to act on the consumer’s behalf; or (3) Authorized Representative notifies the consumer and Covered California that they no longer are acting in such capacity.