Changes Coming January 2020

Due to a new state law, some Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) changes are coming in January 2020. The new changes are likely to affect many HMP beneficiaries. 

 

What are the changes?

Some HMP beneficiaries will have to report at least 80 hours of work or activities each month to maintain their health care coverage. If this requirement is not met, beneficiaries could lose their health care coverage.

Click here for more information on work requirements.

 

Who must comply?

Anyone who is 19-62 years old and enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan will be required to report work or activities unless they are exempt (excused).

Beneficiaries are being notified by mail of the upcoming changes. One of three letters will be sent in September and October 2019 to notify beneficiaries of the requirements. Additional notices will be sent in December 2019 detailing qualifying work and activities as well as methods of reporting.

B 19-36 (September 2019) - sent to beneficiaries who have Healthy Michigan Plan coverage as of September 1, 2019 and who do not currently meet an exemption based on MDHHS records. This includes beneficiaries in Fee-for-Service (FFS) and health plans.

B 19-37 (October 2019) - sent to beneficiaries who have Healthy Michigan Plan coverage as of September 1, 2019 and who meet an exemption based on MDHHS records. 

B 19-43 (October 2019) - sent to beneficiaries who have Healthy Michigan Plan coverage as of September 1, 2019 and who are 62 or over. 

(letter numbers are located in the lower left corner of the letter)

 

How to guide beneficiaries who have lost coverage?

Instruct beneficiaries to re-apply for coverage by utilizing one of the three access points indicated below:

As a reminder, the mihealth card does not contain eligibility information and does not guarantee eligibility. The provider should use the mihealth card to verify a beneficiary's eligibility information prior to rendering services though the Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System (CHAMPS) Eligibility Inquiry and/or a vendor that receives eligibility data from CHAMPS.

Some beneficiaries may qualify for an exemption from the work requirement by submitting Exemption Form MSA-1905.

                                                                                                                            

HMP Toolkit Header

Healthy Michigan Plan Work Requirements Poster
Healthy Michigan Plan Work Requirements Poster w/Tear Off
Healthy Michigan Plan Work Requirements Rack Card
Healthy Michigan Plan Work Requirements Table Tent

Healthy Michigan Plan Work Requirements Summary (MSA-1913)
Healthy Michigan Plan Work Requirements Booklet (MSA-1912)


 

Regional Forums

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is taking additional steps in its efforts to preserve coverage for Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries by launching regional forums. The goals of the forums are increasing awareness about new work requirements for the Healthy Michigan Plan and preparing beneficiaries to meet the new requirements. Beneficiaries, health care providers, health plans, and community organizations are invited to participate in these forums. MDHHS will conduct forums in the following locations. MDHHS will provide additional updates on forum locations and times in the near future. MDHHS is encouraging stakeholders to register for the forums, which will allow the department to ensure that sufficient space and printed materials are available for attendees.     
Healthy Michigan Plan Regional Forum Presentation

  • Lansing Meeting
    • Date and Time: October 21st, 2019 from 10 am to 11:30 am
    • Location: Lansing Community College – West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing
       
  • Marquette Meeting
    • Date and Time: October 22nd, 2019 from 10 am to 11:30 am
    • Location: Upper Peninsula Health Plan, 853 West Washington Street, Marquette
       
  • St. Ignace Meeting
    • Date and Time: October 22nd, 2019 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm
    • Location: St. Ignace Public Library, 110 West Spruce Street, St. Ignace
       
  • Roscommon Meeting
    • Date and Time: October 23rd, 2019 from 10 am to 11:30 am
    • Location: Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center, 104 Conservation Drive, Roscommon
       
  • Detroit Meeting #1
    • Date and Time: October 30th, 2019 from 10 am to 11:30 am
    • Location: Cadillac Place, Conference Room L-150, 3044 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit
       
  • Detroit Meeting #2
    • Date and Time: October 30th, 2019 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Location: Cadillac Place, Conference Room L-150, 3044 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit
       
  • Flint Meeting
    • Date and Time: October 31st, 2019 from 1:30 pm to 3 pm
    • Location: Genesee County Community Action Resource Department, 601 N. Saginaw Street, Flint
       
  • Waterford Meeting
    • Date and Time: November 4th, 2019 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Location: Oakland Schools Conference Center, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford
       
  • Jackson Meeting
    • Date and Time: November 5th, 2019 from 10 am to 11:30 am
    • Location: Center for Family Health, 505 N. Jackson Street, Jackson
       
  • Kalamazoo Meeting
    • Date and Time: November 5th, 2019 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm
    • Location: Family Health Center, 505 E. Alcott, Kalamazoo
       
  • Grand Rapids Meeting
    • Date and Time: November 6th, 2019 from 10 am to 11:30 am
    • Location: Eberhard Conference Center, Grand Valley State University, 301 W. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids
       
  • Muskegon Meeting
    • Date and Time: November 6th, 2019 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm
    • Location: Stevenson Room, Muskegon Community College, 211 Quarterline Road, Muskegon
       
  • Dearborn Meeting
    • Date and Time:   November 12th, 2019 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm
    • Location:   Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn
       
  • Saginaw Meeting
    • Date and Time:  November 13th, 2019 from 10 am to 11:30 am
    • Location:   Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works Service Center, 312 E. Genessee, Saginaw
       
  • Virtual Forum** - Thumb Region 
    • Date and Time:  November 13th, 2019 from 2:30 pm to 4 pm
    • Physical Location:  Caro - Tuscola County Health Department, 1309 Cleaver Rd, Suite B, Caro
    • Virtual Location:  Bad Axe - Huron County Health Department, 1142 S. Van Dyke Road, Bad Axe
    • Virtual Location:  Sandusky - Sanilac County Health Department, 171 Dawson St, Suite 123, Sandusky

      **During the virtual forum, multiple sites will participate in the same forum using videoconferencing technology. Stakeholders may participate in the virtual forum at either of the three locations indicated.

 

HMP Informational Webinars

 

Additional Changes Coming in 2020

Some HMP health plan members who have had HMP health care coverage for at least 48 months will be required to make new premium payments on time and complete an annual Health Risk Assessment (HRA) to maintain health care coverage.

Click here for more information on the premium increase and healthy behavior requirements.

More information about this requirement will be released later in 2020.