I applied months ago and have not received a card. How do I go to a health provider and prove I have coverage?


If you enrolled in a plan and paid your premium, but don't have your insurance card yet, you can call your insurer and collect the information you need. You can see examples of what information is on a health insurance card here.

For your doctor to file a claim properly they could need your health plan carrier name, member ID, and group number. There is other helpful information on your card, but these are the key parts.

The above being said your best bet is to hound the insurer a bit until they get the card to you. You shouldn't wait to get treatment until you have the physical card (if you have confirmed with your insurer that your coverage is active). However, you can run into issues with insurers not paying claims if they aren't field in the wrong way or if you go for a treatment that isn't covered. So again, the best protection is simply getting on the phone with the insurer before taking action unless it's an emergency.

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google gave me this stating it shows MEDICAID; i don’t see anything about getting a medicaid card NOR how long, days it takes to receive in mail.

PLEASE cover this important topic! thanks!

my niece was approved 1+ month ago; son has ADHD/ODD and on rx narcotic meds for his illnesses. NO CARD; they won’t give meds until last pill is GONE; no exceptions.

must pay over @250/month ouf of pocket since they don’t have medicaid card for this son! she’s been thru this over & over.

husband, 34, dx with jaw cancer; ate up most of his jaw bone; 10% in lung/abdoman. THEY DON’T NEED THIS CONTINUOUS STRESS plus in march she, 28, had a HEART ATTACK. has enlarged heart & on meds now for it.

please get someone off their butts to get the medicaid cards to a family in HARDIN COUNTY, IOWA!! thanks!

B Forbis on

You should probably read these answers before you post it. There are several grammar issues and also poor wording like “The above being said your best bet is to hound the insurer”.

if they aren’t field in the wrong way

Erin on

Thanks for the feedback, we have a small team and we’re human. We always appreciate feedback though and will do our best to fix the grammar errors.

Patricia on

First Care hasn’t mailed out my insurance card. I called 1/30/2017 and the man said there was a problem, no cards had been mailed out yet
He said he would personally mail me one that day but to give it 3 weeks
Two months later, still no card
Calling in the AM. AGAIN