If you have been approved for Medicaid, you may change your plan during the first 120 days of your enrollment. After the 120 days you will only be able to change your plan during your open enrollment period or with a State-approved good cause reason.
Open Enrollment is the 60-day period each year when you can change plans without state approval. Open Enrollment occurs yearly on the anniversary date of your first enrollment into the plan.
The no change period is the time period between the end of your initial first 120 days of enrollment and your 60-day annual open enrollment period. No change period also exists between your 60-day open enrollment periods going forward. Please refer to the below chart for reference. You will receive reminder letters assisting you with these time periods.
This is a State-approved reason to change plans during the no change period.
If your address changes, you may need to select another plan if your region has changed. You may need to contact the Department of Children and Families (DCF) at 1-866-762-2237 or the Social Security Administration (SSA) at 1-800-772-1213 to report a change in address.
No, the MMA program will not cancel your Medicare. You are allowed to be enrolled in this program and Medicare at the same time because they cover different services.
No. If you are enrolled in an MMA plan, your enrollment in a Medicaid waiver will not change and your waiver services will not change.
No. If you or your family members are enrolled in a Long-term Care plan, you can also enroll in an MMA plan.
Yes. All MMA plans cover people with special health care needs. There may also be special plans in your area for your health care needs. Also, if you have a child with a special health care need, the state’s Children’s Medical Services Network plan may be available to you. You may want to choose MMA plans that best meet your family’s needs.
The State will enroll your baby in the same MMA plan where you are enrolled. This will begin when your baby is born. Please tell your MMA plan and your doctor that you are pregnant. Your MMA plan can help you get the care you need. You can also change your baby’s MMA plan up to 120 days after the month your baby is born.
An MMA plan may be chosen during the following events: