Work Requirements

Beginning January 1, 2020, to keep Healthy Michigan Plan coverage, beneficiaries will be required to:


One of the following work or other qualifying activities:

  • Working at a job
  • Going to school
  • Participating in job training
  • Completing job search activities
  • Participating in a tribal employment program 
  • Participating in vocational training
  • Participating in unpaid workforce engagement directly related to employment (ex. internship)
  • Participating in substance use disorder treatment (SUD)
  • Participating in community service with a non-profit organization

Who is Affected?

All individuals who are enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan will be required to report work or other qualifying activities unless they meet an exemption.

The following individuals are EXEMPT from this requirement:

  • pregnant women
  • primary caregivers of a family member under six years of age (limited to one caregiver per household)
  • caretakers of a dependent with a disability who needs full-time care (allowed for one enrollee per household if there is only one dependent with a disability who meets the criteria specified above in the household)
  • caretakers of an incapacitated individual even if the incapacitated individual is not a dependent of the caretaker
  • beneficiaries considered medically frail
  • beneficiaries currently receiving temporary or permanent long-term disability benefits from a private insurer or from the government
  • beneficiaries diagnosed with an acute medical condition that would prevent them from complying with the requirements
  • beneficiaries who have been incarcerated within the last six months
  • beneficiaries currently receiving unemployment benefits from the state
  • beneficiaries under 21 years of age who had previously been in foster care placement in this state
  • full-time students

Finding Resources for Help Meeting these Requirements

Information about available resources can be found through MI Bridges. Many community resources for help with finding a job, child care, transportation and more can be found in MI Bridges or by dialing 2-1-1 or visiting

How to Complete Monthly Reporting

Beginning January 2020, monthly reporting will be done through MI Bridges or by telephone.  More information about reporting will be available later this year.