Hello all, and happy November!
A few updates/reminders:
Updated for Open Enrollment: MLRI Income Tables for MassHealth and Health Connector
Click here to see MLRI's income tables for MassHealth and the Health Connector. The Health Connector uses the 2021 federal poverty levels for 2022 coverage, and the 2022 federal poverty levels for 2023 coverage. Use the March 2022 table for somebody applying for ConnectorCare coverage in 2022. Use the November 2022 table for somebody applying for ConnectorCare coverage in 2023.
Part 2 of MassHealth Training on SACA-2 Applications/Renewals
See below to register for Part 2 of MassHealth's three-part training series on the SACA-2. Part 2 will focus on programs for MassHealth members 65 years and older. Stay tuned for Part 3, which will focus on SACA-2 renewals.
While you're registering for the training, you can also sign up for the MTF listserv directly. The listserv is a good way to keep up with developments affecting MassHealth, the Health Connector and the Health Safety Net.
Next Health Care Working Group
Our next HCWG meeting will be Wed. Dec 7, 2022, 3-4:30. You should have received an updated calendar invite this afternoon, with zoom information included.
Alert to look out for cases where people have been terminated from MassHealth because they are no longer living with the head of household. We are asking anyone who has seen a case like this to be in touch with Vicky (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kate (email@example.com)
Webinar: MassHealth for Seniors and Individuals Seeking Long-Term-Care Services (LTC)
________Part 2: Programs for MassHealth Members 65 Years of Age and Older
Dates and Times: November 17, 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
MassHealth provides health care benefits for eligible children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities living in Massachusetts. MassHealth may offer benefits directly or help pay for all or part of a member’s health insurance premiums. As a MassHealth member, they may have access to doctor visits, dental visits, prescription drugs, behavioral health services, and other important health care services. The first step individuals need to take is to apply.
The MassHealth for Seniors and Individuals Seeking Long-Term-Care Services (LTC) webinar series will review and step through how seniors and people needing
long-term-care services apply, renew, and programs for seniors. The Application for Health Coverage for Seniors and People Needing Long-Term-Care Services, commonly referred to as the SACA-2, is for seniors and persons of any age needing long-term-care services.
The MassHealth for Seniors and Individuals Seeking Long-Term-Care Services (LTC) webinar is a three-part series that will guide you as you help individuals 65 years of age or older or any individual seeking long-term-care services apply for health care benefits. You will also learn about educating individuals on how they can maintain their healthcare coverage. In part 1, you learned who can use the Application for Health Coverage for Seniors and People Needing Long-Term-Care Services (SACA-2), SACA-2 eligibility requirements, how to complete each section of the SACA-2 application, and the importance of application completeness.
In Part 2, you will be able to:
- Describe the MassHealth coverage types for seniors and people of any age who need long-term-care services
- Describe the MassHealth health plans and programs for eligible seniors
- Part 3 - MassHealth Renewal for Members 65 Years of Age and Older