No documents, no Obamacare for you!
The Obama administration, responding to continued complaints by health insurers that some Obamacare customers are gaming the sign-up system, on Wednesday said it will require most people who enroll in Obamacare plans on HealthCare.gov outside of open enrollment season to provide documentation as evidence of their eligibility for so-called special enrollment periods.
The tougher rules requiring documentation will apply to people in the 38 states served by HealthCare.gov who try to sign-up outside of open enrollment after losing health insurance coverage from their job or elsewhere, moving, having or adopting a child, and getting married
About three-quarters of all people who enrolled via special enrollment on HealthCare.gov in the latter half of 2015 cited such a qualification when signing up. HealthCare.gov is the federally run Obamacare marketplace.