Submitted by Health-Law-Anno... on 02/05/2015 - 10:04am.
Information from the Massachusetts Office of Medicaid (EOHHS):
"On February 6, 2015 MassHealth will resume annual renewals for members under age 65. On that date we will outreach to approximately 105,000 households. We will be mailing renewals in large groups initially rather than via weekly mailings.
Households selected for review on February 6th will contain at least one member receiving MassHealth Standard or Family Assistance. They will not include households that have members who are disabled or receiving premium assistance. Households containing members who have all already applied through the new HIX will not receive renewal letters.
Households selected for review will be sent a notice explaining that they need to submit a new application through the HIX system. A copy of this notice will be sent to valid PSIs or ARDs. Households will also be sent a paper ACA-3 application. To facilitate processing this application contains a box on Page 1 that says "Renewal". If a person misplaces this application, they can always submit an application online, over the phone, or complete an ACA-3.
The renewal notice encourages members to apply online and also provides options for applying over the phone or in person.Â The notice contains information on how to obtain assistance from Navigators or Certified Application Counselors.
These notices will be sent to the head of household and explain that the family should submit a new application at https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ by March 23, 2015 in order to avoid any gaps in coverage. Members who do not reapply by this date will be sent a termination notice stating that their benefits will end on April 11, 2015. If a member misses the March 23 deadline they are strongly encouraged to apply online, in order to minimize any possible gaps in coverage.
MassHealth members receiving renewal letters may contact MassHealth Customers Service 1-800-841-2900 (TTY: 1-800-497-4648) with questions."
|RN-MA21-1 23 15 - FINAL for Assisters.pdf||220.85 KB|