|New Job and getting off Medicaid
May 23, 2012
I just got an excellent job after 4 years being unemployed. I have been on Medicaid since "ObamaCare" passed. I have heart issues in addition to HIV. The enrollment form for my new health insurance program is requesting a certificate of credible coverage and a full list of all things I have been treated for over the last 2 years (extensive list for me). I am supposed to turn this form into the the HR lady. The company had over 60 employees and is based in VA.
Is any of this legal for the employer to do? And how do I get a Certificate of coverage from DC Medicaid?
| Response from Mr. Chambers
If you can provide a certificate of coverage that shows that the gap in coverage between Medicaid and your new health plan is less than 63 days, then all pre-existing conditions are covered so you won't need to provide a list.
To get a certificate from D.C. Medicaid, contact them at: 1140 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20036 (202) 857-5720
If the certificate doesn't waive the pre-existing conditions waiting period, then you need only list those conditions for which you received treatment in the six months immediately prior to the effective date of the new coverage.
The purpose of this request is simply to see if they need to put a waiting period on any of your pre-existing conditions. It has not effect on your eligibility for the insurance coverage.
Good luck in your new job. Jacques
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