More information for immigrant households
Many immigrant households are of “mixed status,” with members having different immigration and citizenship statuses. For example:
- Some families may have taxpaying members who can’t get Marketplace coverage, with other family members who qualify for Marketplace coverage as citizens or lawfully present immigrants.
- Some members may qualify for full Medicaid or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage, while other members don't.
“Mixed status” families can apply for the premium tax credit or extra savings to lower out-of-pocket costs for their dependent family members who qualify for Marketplace coverage. They can also apply for Medicaid and CHIP coverage for their dependent family members.
Family members who aren't applying for health coverage for themselves won't be asked their immigration status.
Sharing immigration status
Federal and state Marketplaces and state Medicaid and CHIP agencies can’t require applicants to provide information about the citizenship or immigration status of any family or household members not applying for coverage.
Also, states can’t deny benefits to someone that applies because a family or household member who isn't applying hasn’t shared his or her citizenship or immigration status.