Medicaid beneficiaries will have to renew their coverage this year, starting in June, as Michigan resumes Medicaid eligibility redeterminations to comply with federal legislation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that required state Medicaid agencies to continue health care coverage for all medical assistance programs, even if someone’s eligibility changed. However, under new federal laws, people who have had their Medicaid insurance coverage automatically renewed each year will now need to reapply to continue it.
Although the federal COVID-19 public health emergency won’t end until May 11, Congress passed legislation to allow states to begin the Medicaid renewal process starting April 1. Michiganders who no longer qualify for Medicaid will receive additional information about other affordable health coverage options available, including on HealthCare.gov. Affected Michiganders will be able to shop for and enroll in comprehensive health insurance as they transition away from Medicaid, and many Michiganders can purchase a plan for less than $10 per month.
Renewals for traditional Medicaid and the Healthy Michigan Plan will take place monthly starting in June 2023 and run through May 2024. Monthly renewal notices will be sent three months prior to a beneficiaries’ renewal date starting with June renewal dates. Beneficiaries can check their renewal month at Michigan.gov/MIBridges.
More information about how Medicaid benefits are changing can be found at Michigan.gov/2023BenefitChanges.