Question: I have already received my medical card from Kaiser, selected my primary doctor. I thought I am all set. Out of the blue, I received another letter from Covered California asking for more income verification. At what point do I know that I am approved? Will they send me a letter of approval? My current premium was based on my income in 2012. I told them that I may make less in 2014. They said that I can qualify for more subsidies if I can prove my lower income. How can I prove my 2014 income now? Should I ignore the request and just pay the higher premium. I understand that I will get tax credit if I turn out to make less in 2014,correct?
Answer: You are approved. At this point, Covered California's requests for verification are out of control. I advise you to ignore these requests until you get closer to the 90-day deadline when you will be able to get through to CC on the phone and get them to sort out which of these requests are really needed.