Changes Coming in January 2020
Beginning January 2020, MDHHS is 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 are happening in January 2020?
Some HMP beneficiaries will be 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 is sending letters about these changes to current HMP beneficiaries in September and October 2019. More information about how to report work or activities will be sent in December 2019.
- See if you can claim an exemption. An exemption would excuse you from telling MDHHS each month about work or activities to keep your HMP coverage. You can claim an exemption before these changes start in January. If you think you should be exempt (excused) because you have a medical condition or are disabled, pregnant, or have another reason, you must fill out and send MDHHS the Exemption form MSA-1905 by January 31, 2020.
PEOPLE WHO WILL GET LETTER B 19-37 OR B 19-43 IN OCTOBER 2019 HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED BY MDHHS AS MEETING AN EXEMPTION AND WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
- 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.