Michigan Medicaid Beneficiaries Eligibility Requirements Reset Following Recent Federal Legislation
During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, Congress enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that required state Medicaid agencies to continue health care coverage for all medical assistance programs, even if a persons’ eligibility changed. As a result to the impending end of the pandemic, this requirement ended on December 29, 2022, under the federal Consolidated Appropriations act of 2023.
As such, on February 17, 2023, The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced that that Michigan Medicaid beneficiaries will be required to renew their coverage this year. Renewals for traditional Medicaid and the Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries will begin in June 2023 and run through May 2024. Monthly renewal notices will be sent three months prior to a beneficiaries’ renewal date. Residents who no longer qualify for Medicaid will receive additional information about other affordable health coverage options.
For full details on the renewal process, including information on what Michigan Medicaid beneficiaries need to do to prepare, visit Michigan.gov.