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Eligibility Notification Timeline
During the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), many changes were made to the Medicaid program’s eligibility, administration, and policies to ease rules for providers and prevent Medicaid beneficiaries from losing their healthcare coverage. Per recent federal legislation, Michigan will restart Medicaid eligibility renewals effective April 1, 2023.
This table outlines the monthly eligibility renewal process to be used by MDHHS beginning April 1, 2023 for individuals enrolled in fee-for-service Medicaid and Medicaid Health Plans. The renewal period can take up to 3 months. Note: column descriptions are located after table.
|Individual's Renewal Month||Awareness Letter Sent||Renewal Packet Sent*||Month Renewal Packet is Processed||Last Date of Coverage (Ineligible Beneficiaries)||Last Date of Coverage (Beneficiaries with Outstanding Renewal Packets)**|
|June 2023||March 2023||May 2023||June 2023||June 30, 2023||July 31, 2023|
|July 2023||April 2023||June 2023||July 2023||July 31, 2023||August 31, 2023|
|August 2023||May 2023||July 2023||August 2023||August 31, 2023||September 30, 2023|
|September 2023||June 2023||August 2023||September 2023||September 30, 2023||October 31, 2023|
|October 2023||July 2023||September 2023||October 2023||October 31, 2023||November 30, 2023|
|November 2023||August 2023||October 2023||November 2023||November 30, 2023||December 31, 2023|
|December 2023||September 2023||November 2023||December 2023||December 31, 2023||January 31, 2024|
|January 2024||October 2023||December 2023||January 2024||January 31, 2024||February 29, 2024|
|February 2024||November 2023||January 2024||February 2024||February 29, 2024||March 31, 2024|
|March 2024||December 2023||February 2024||March 2024||March 31, 2024||April 30, 2024|
|April 2024||January 2024||March 2024||April 2024||April 30, 2024||May 31, 2024|
|May 2024||February 2024||April 2024||May 2024||May 31, 2024||May 31, 2024|
# (NEW) Due to Michigan’s decisions to delay procedural terminations for one month; some packets may be processed in the following month.
** (NEW) Due to Michigan’s decisions to delay procedural terminations for one month; cohorts have a total of 60 days to return their renewal packets.
Individual's Renewal Month: month the individual's Medicaid will be reviewed to find if they are still eligible for Medicaid coverage. Renewal month can be different for people in the same household and may still display a past year (ex. 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022). The year will be updated in the coming months. The renewal due date can be found in MI Bridges through the View Benefits module.
Awareness Letter - English
Awareness Letter - Spanish
Awareness Letter - Arabic
Awareness Letter Sent: month a letter is sent to the individual to alert them that a renewal packet will be sent soon.
Renewal Packet Sent: month the renewal packet is mailed or available electronically if one is needed. Packets must be received by MDHHS by the due date listed on the renewal packet. If a beneficiary has opted to only receive electronic notification, they will not receive a mailed renewal packet.
- *Some individuals will not receive a renewal packet. Automatic or passive renewals are completed when MDHHS has enough current information available in the eligibility system that we do not need any additional proof. In that instance, the beneficiary will receive a Health Care Coverage notice indicating that their Medicaid coverage will continue.
Month Renewal Packet is Processed: month in which MDHHS will use renewal packet information to check if the individual is still eligible for Medicaid.
Last Date of Coverage: date Medicaid coverage ends if the individual is no longer eligible or the renewal information is not returned timely.
- If the beneficiary didn't receive a renewal packet and has a MI Bridges account, they can go to MI Bridges to complete their renewal information there. If they are not registered within MI Bridges and are unable to get registered, then they will need to contact their local MDHHS office to request the renewal packet be mailed. They may also need to check if they can get more time to complete the renewal. If a beneficiary has opted to only receive electronic notifications, they will not receive a mailed renewal packet.