I’m the health care licensing department of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
I’ve spent the last four years managing licenses and issuing licenses to individuals, businesses, and entities for ACA-compliant care and services.
Here’s a quick overview of the process, which I’m excited to share with you today.
You can find more details about the new ACA health insurance program at: www.healthcare.gov.
This program will allow for the provision of ACA-approved health care services to individuals across the country.
Here are the rules: 1.
You will need to obtain a license and file a copy of the application and documentation.
If you’re a nonprofit or exempt organization, you can apply online.
If not, you will need a separate application and a copy that you can mail to the Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS).
You must be in the United State for the eligibility requirements to apply.
You must file the application with the IRS (also known as the Form 5471).
The IRS will mail the application to the appropriate government agency, which then issues a license.
The license expires 30 days after the end of the 30-day waiting period.
You may not offer, provide, or collect any services for ACA coverage.
You have to pay the full cost of the ACA coverage before the license expires.
If your plan is non-ACA, you must make a $25 payment to the IRS to renew your license.
You cannot receive ACA-eligible benefits if your plan has more than 10 employees and you’re not licensed in the state in which you’re located.
You also cannot receive benefits under any other plan that covers you.
You are not eligible to enroll in the ACA until you have made at least one payment to cover the cost of your ACA coverage and completed the required application process.
The application process takes anywhere from two to eight weeks.
The Department of Labor will verify your eligibility and issue a license within 60 days.
The department has a process for renewing a license if you change your mind.
This process will take anywhere from a few days to several weeks, depending on the length of your stay in the country, your age, and other factors.
The process does not require you to provide documentation to prove you are eligible to receive the ACA.
It may take several weeks to process your application.
The IRS is responsible for ensuring that your application is complete and accurate.
If it’s not, it will send you a notice.
The HHS may also issue an ACA-related license if your application meets the eligibility and payment requirements.
If the license is not issued, you may request a license renewal within 30 days.
For more information, see www.hhs.gov/aboutus/abouthealthcare/licensing.
You do not need to apply for a new license in the first place.
The law will require you apply for your new license after you have enrolled in the new health care coverage.
This is called a prior-licensing requirement.
However, you do not have to apply before you enroll in coverage.
The prior-license requirement does not apply to individuals who have already enrolled in ACA-covered coverage.
Your application for a renewal of a license must include a signed and dated written statement of intent and the following information: (a) Your name and address; (b) Your medical history and health care history, including your current and former medical and mental health conditions; (c) A description of your current ACA coverage; and (d) A statement that you have completed the following steps: 1.)
Received a letter from your physician informing you that your plan meets the requirements of the Act; and 2.)
Completed the required health care application process and payment procedures.
You don’t need to pay any extra for your renewal of the health insurance coverage you’ve already enrolled.
However a portion of the premium will be returned to the federal government for payment to support ACA-affordable health care for low-income Americans.
This premium is included in the cost to your insurer.
The premium for a premium-based plan will not increase.
You should send a letter to your health insurance provider within 60 to 90 days of your renewal to update your information on the form you used to renew.
Your letter must also contain: (i) A copy of your application; (ii) A written statement that describes your health status; (iii) A letter that you received from the Department of Veterans Affairs stating that your health coverage is covered under the ACA; and, (iv) A signed, dated, and notarized copy of a letter that your doctor has sent to you stating that you are medically eligible for Medicare, Medicaid, and VA benefits under the new law.
Your renewal of your health care plan may also include the payment of a monthly premium, which is a fee that you pay to