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Coming Soon: Deadline for Medicaid Physical Health Managed Care Plans

August 11, 2022

The enrollment deadline for Medicaid recipients to select a new physical health managed care plan is coming soon.

Medicaid consumers have until August 16 to choose a new physical health managed care plan. No one will lose coverage, but those who need a new plan but don’t select one by next week’s deadline will be auto-assigned in a new plan.

“We continue to strive for superior quality of care and services for vulnerable Pennsylvanians, so we want to be sure every Medicaid recipient takes the time to choose the plan that best suits them,” said Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Meg Snead.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • New plans:  About 500,000 Medicaid consumers ​will have to select a new physical health plan by August 16 or be reenrolled in a new plan
  • Staying put:  You do not need to change your plan if your current coverage remains available after September 1
  • Resources to help:  DHS has compiled a frequently-asked-questions guide to help consumers evaluate their options and other important information

The changes do not affect members in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or who have Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (DSNP) coverage. They also will not affect members enrolled in Community HealthChoices (CHC) or a Behavioral HealthChoices plan. 

Go online to choose a plan during the enrollment period. You can also enroll via phone by calling (800) 440-3989 (TTY: 800-618-4225). Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Additional information about plan selection is available online.