Yes, it is possible that you may soon be losing your Medicaid eligibility.
New information regarding Medicare beneficiaries that are also Medicaid eligible has come out this month in regards to Medicare renewals and the Public Health Emergency (PHE) that began in March of 2020, due to Covid-19. During the PHE, nearly all Medicaid members were able to stay enrolled in Medicaid regardless of any changes in their eligibility or status.
In December of 2022, this changed and Medicaid renewals are no longer linked to the PHE.
Beginning April 1, 2023, states began reevaluating the eligibility status for those on Medicaid. This reevaluation MAY impact the DSNP status for your Medicare plan.
What do you need to do?
CHECK AND OPEN ALL MAIL. Each state will send an eligibility determination to you. If there is a change, the State will also notify CMS on how the beneficiary was affected. Some redeterminations may ask for clarification or documents to be submitted. There is a timeframe that you have if something needs to be submitted. Remember, this is just for MEDICAID, your Medicare status will not be affected.
IMPORTANT: If you get a letter stating you no longer qualify for Medicaid, you will need to pick a new plan. Please do not delay. There is a window of time to get that plan changed to stay compliant. For any questions, or if you need help, call Lori Good at Beck Insurance Agency in Archbold or Whitehouse, Ohio. Lori Good is a licensed and certified senior products specialist. Using Lori, or others like her does not cost you any extra money. In fact, using a professional such as Lori can save you money by avoiding making costly mistakes.
You can reach Lori Good by calling Beck Insurance Agency at 419-446-2777, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here to submit you request.