My sister submitted an application under my name. My sister was not aware that I am currently covered under my father’s employer sponsored insurance.
I would like to cancel the application for health care coverage through Obamacare. What do I have to do to cancel the application for medical coverage?
Having two applications won't be a big deal in most cases. You can simply call HealthCare.Gov and have them help you cancel the additional application. Enrolling twice is a big issue, applying twice isn't. However, if you are applied under your sisters family plan then this could cause issues.
Here is the contact info for HealthCare.Gov.
Call to start or finish an application, compare plans, enroll or ask a question.
1-800-318-2596 / TTY: 1-855-889-4325
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Closed Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.
ps. Normally you can cancel plans online and update your application information, but in situations like this it's best to get on-phone help.
It is possible to be enrolled in more than one plan at the same time, this can cause big headaches with getting too many subsidies and having coverage you don't need (and thus owing premiums). Enrolling and applying aren't the same thing, but either way you should do a complete check with the Marketplace. If you have more than one account set-up, then review both accounts. Also double check credit card statements for auto-payments, if a first payment has been made subsequent bills could exist without you being charged yet.
In the case that you legitimately signed up, but then want to cancel. Take action as soon as possible.
- Your cancellation can take effect as soon as 14 days from the day you cancel. The Marketplace will collect premiums for this final two-week period of coverage.
- You can also set the cancellation date to a future date – like if you know your new coverage will start on the first day of the following month.