Changes Started in January 2020
MDHHS has begun making changes to the Healthy Michigan Plan due to a new state law. This webpage explains what to expect and when. It will be updated as more information is available.
What changes started in January 2020?
Some HMP beneficiaries are required to tell MDHHS about 80 hours each month of work or activities like a job search.
If they don't, they could lose their health care coverage unless they are exempt (excused).
I have HMP right now. What should I do?
- Watch for mail and this website. MDHHS sent letters about these changes to current HMP beneficiaries. PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE LETTER B 19-48 IN DECEMBER 2019 HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED BY MDHHS AS NOT MEETING AN EXEMPTION AND MUST REPORT WORK OR ACTIVITIES.
- See if you can claim an exemption. An exemption will excuse you from telling MDHHS each month about work or activities to keep your HMP coverage. If you think you should be exempt (excused) because you have a medical condition or are disabled, pregnant, or have another reason, you can tell MDHHS in one of three ways:
- Online - If you have a MI Bridges account, use the MI Bridges Portal by visiting michigan.gov/mibridges.
- By phone - Call the HMP Work Requirements and Exemption Reporting Line at 1-833-895-4355 (TTY 1-866-501-5656).
- In person - You can get help telling us about exemptions at your local MDHHS office.
- Tell MDHHS about work or other activities. Unless you are exempt, you must complete 80 hours of work or other activities, like job search, each month. You can tell MDHHS about work or other activities in one of three ways:
- Sign-up/register for a MI Bridges account if you don't already have one. This is where you can manage your case and explore resources if you need help with things like getting transportation, daycare, or finding a job. Go to www.michigan.gov/mibridges to register.
What changes are happening later in 2020?
Some beneficiaries who have had HMP health care coverage for at least 48 months will have to make new HMP premium payments on time and do a yearly HMP Health Risk Assessment (HRA) to keep their health care coverage. More information will be available about these changes later in 2020.
Things HMP beneficiaries can do before these changes happen:
- Get to know their HMP costs. Health plan members should read their HMP statements carefully and make any payments timely. They should also tell MDHHS when something changes that could affect the payment amount, like changes in income or family size.
- Do a healthy behavior every year. Health plan members should schedule a check-up with their doctor every year and talk about different healthy behavior choices that may work for them, like getting a flu shot or getting screened for cancer. They should also complete a Health Risk Assessment.