September 20, 2023
Pennsylvania’s state leaders are urging Medicaid beneficiaries to update their contact information to ensure they are ready for reenrollment.
Earlier this year, the pandemic-era provision requiring states to keep beneficiaries on the Medicaid rolls came to an end. States have restarted renewal determinations, but the process looks different across the U.S.
"Everyone deserves the dignity and peace of mind of having access to affordable, high-quality health care and knowing they can go to the doctor when they need it," Dr. Val Arkoosh, Department of Human Services (DHS) secretary, said in a statement highlighting reenrollment earlier this month.
Among the key takeaways:
HAP encourages Medicaid beneficiaries to be sure their contact information is up to date and to be on the lookout for their renewal packet. Additionally, Pennsylvania’s health insurance marketplace has options available for those who need coverage following the redetermination process. In many cases, people will qualify for support to reduce the cost of coverage.
With the end of continuous enrollment, DHS—in partnership with provider organizations, including HAP—has developed resources to help providers share important information with patients.
DHS’s stakeholder toolkit includes printable education materials, scripts for conversations with patients, and digital assets, such as social media posts and website graphics. The toolkit is available online.
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