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MassHealth's May 2021 Changes to its COVID Continuous Coverage Protections


Attached is a memo written by MLRI explaining MassHealth's guidance issued on May 4, 2021 describing certain changes in the continuous coverage protections in place during the federal public health emergency including advocacy that may be needed to protect some people from losing access to benefits under new policy  The MassHealth Guidance and a template for the protection notices referred to in the memo are posted here.

The protection from loss of coverage will remain in place during the federal public health emergency which is expected to continue throughout 2021. Most people will not experience any change in benefits. For those who are notified of a change in beneifts under the new policy, in most cases, advocates can help people to retain full access to the benefits they need.

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