April 27, 2016

Immigration Guide for Assisters

On April 11, CMS released The Assister Guide to the Immigration Section of the Online Marketplace Application, to help consumers complete the citizenship and immigration questions of the online Marketplace application, which is also used to determine Medicaid and CHIP eligibility. This guide provides step-by-step instructions and screen shots that illustrate how to verify identity; provide complete and relevant information about citizenship or immigration status; submit supporting documentation, if requested; complete other steps necessary for enrollment in a qualified health plan through the Marketplace; and be determined or assessed potentially eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program.