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June 3, 2020 Health Updates
Three new developments that will reduce medical debt: 1. Retroactive eligibility, 2. Protecting more Medicare beneficiaries from balance billing 3. Fewer people charged copays. Updates on 4. Student Health Plan Premium Assistance ending but students protected from losing MassHealth 5. IRS Debit Cards and 6. MassHealth’s Summary of its Eligibility Flexibilities during COVID 19
1. Retroactive Eligibility (Up to 90 Days) for Members Under the Age of 65
We are sending two eblasts this AM. The first are updates on P-EBT and online EBT purchasing. The second eblast will include two organizational sign-on letters: One to the MA Legislature (House Leadership) on the MA SNAP Gap campaign; one to Congress on the next pandemic package.
Note, there is NO SNAP zoom call tomorrow. Next SNAP Zoom call is Tuesday, June 9th at 10AM. We will be doing SNAP Coalition meeting every other Tuesday for the next two month.
P-EBT update - notices/cards were mailed to kids who don't get DTA benefits