Medicaid renewal process to begin for first time since spring 2020
(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — May 12, 2023) With the passage of the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, Michigan will soon restart Medicaid eligibility renewals.
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 health care coverage. With the passage of the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, Michigan will soon restart Medicaid eligibility renewals. With the end of the PHE on May 11, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will also be reviewing certain waived policies that were in place during the pandemic.
“At Priority Health, we believe everyone deserves to live their happiest and healthiest life,” said Guy Gauthier, vice president of state markets at Priority Health. “We are encouraging those enrolled in a Healthy Michigan, MIChild or Medicaid plan to update their contact information with MDHHS and complete their renewal form, if they get one, to prevent a gap in health care coverage.”
Medicaid members can visit michigan.gov/mdhhs/end-phe to learn more about how these changes may affect their health care coverage and newmibridges.michigan.gov to make sure their contact information is up-to-date.
About Priority Health:
With over 30 years in business, Priority Health is the second largest health plan in Michigan, offering an extensive portfolio of health benefits options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Serving more than 1.3 million members each year and offering a broad network of primary care physicians in Michigan, Priority Health continues to be recognized as a leader for quality, customer service, transparency and product innovation. Learn more about affordable, quality health coverage options from Priority Health.