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Special Health Plan Enrollment Period for Public Program Enrollees with Medica; Notices Started Going Out February 21

2/24/2017 11:36:34 AM

As of May 1, 2017, Medica will no longer be a health plan option for families and children in Medical Assistance (MA) and MinnesotaCare. A person in one of these programs who gets health care through Medica must choose a new plan for May 1, 2017. 

Note: People enrolled in Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO), Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+) or Special Needs BasicCare (SNBC) are not affected by this change.

The special enrollment period for those with Medica who must change plans runs February 21 through April 14, 2017.

From February 21 through 28, DHS is sending /assets/Special_Enrollment_Period_Notice_for_Medica_Enrollees_February_2017_tcm34-281671.pdfnotices (PDF) to people who must change plans.

The notices:

  • Tell affected MHCP members which health plans are available in their county for May 1 enrollment and
  • Explain that a member can change plans by
    • Completing and returning the form on the notice or
    • Calling the MHCP Member Help Desk.

The notices also ask members to rank plan options by preference, which is something members have not previously been asked to do.

Members who do not choose a health plan by the April 14 deadline will be automatically enrolled in one of the plans serving their counties. These members may choose a different plan within 60 days of their automatic enrollment.

Please see the Minnesota Department of Human Services Special Enrollment Period website for more information about this process.


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