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Program Changes

On March 4, 2020, a federal judge ruled that approval of the HMP work requirements was unlawful. It is MDHHS’ responsibility to follow the federal judge’s ruling. This ruling stopped MDHHS’ implementation and enforcement of the work rules.

This means HMP participants are no longer required to report work, school or other activities to maintain HMP health care coverage. This change is effective immediately.

MDHHS is notifying individuals of the change online, by mail, and by phone. MDHHS will mail letters (B 20-04) to active HMP beneficiaries throughout the month of March 2020. It is possible work requirements could be restarted because of a future court decision. MDHHS will notify stakeholders if this happens. 

Health plans, providers, and other community partners who may be utilizing HMP work requirements-related materials that were previously issued by MDHHS should remove these documents from circulation.

  • Beneficiaries with questions should contact the Beneficiary Help Line at 1-800-642-3195 (TTY: 1-866-501-5656).

Click here for more information on work requirements.


Other Changes

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. HMP beneficiaries are not currently required to meet these requirements. Beneficiars will receive more information from MDHHS before these changes are made.

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