Covered California Document Proofs

Covered California Document Proofs

California’s state run health insurance exchange, known as Covered California, is the only place resident individuals and families can receive a tax credit for health insurance. Because of this, it is vital that Covered California verifies the information an applicant submits.

When a health insurance application is submitted to Covered California, they will check other government agencies’ computer records to verify tax information, citizenship, satisfactory immigration status and other information related only to eligibility to see if those on the application qualify.

If Covered California is unable to verify through external sources, they may ask for document proofs in one or more of the categories below. If you have been asked to provide proof, please click on these categories for a more detailed list of acceptable documents.

Proof of Income
Proof of Citizenship or Lawful Presence
Proof of California Residency
Proof of Minimum Essential Coverage

Due Date

Generally, Covered California allows 90 days for all documents to be submitted, and usually, a specific due date is listed on the eligibility page of the online Covered California application. However, in our experience we find that it is advisable that these documents are submitted as soon as possible.

Where to Send Document Proofs

Need to know where to send your document proofs? Find the details in Where to Send Covered California Document Proofs.


Have a question you need an answer to? Check out our Covered California Document Proofs FAQs for our top questions before you pick up the phone. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, call us at 1-707-571-7590. Our hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm PST.

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