Healthy Michigan Plan

Changes Coming in 2020

Due to a new state law, Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) changes are coming in 2020.  These changes may affect HMP members (beneficiaries).  

  • Work Requirements:  HMP beneficiaries will have to report at least 80 hours of work or other qualifying activities each month beginning January 2020 in order to keep their health care coverage.  To learn more about the work requirements,  click here.
    • You may be exempt (excused) from work requirements if you are:
      • Age 63 and older
      • Receiving unemployment benefits
      • Disabled or medically frail
      • A caregiver
      • Main caretaker for a family member under 6
      • A full-time student
      • Pregnant
      • Foster care youth under age 21
      • In prison or jail in the last 6 months
  • New Premium Amounts and Healthy Behavior Requirements:  Some beneficiaries who have had HMP health care coverage for at least 48 months (4 years) will also have to make new premium payments and do an annual Health Risk Assessment (HRA) to keep their health care coverage beginning in October 2020.  To learn more about the new premium amount and healthy behavior requirements, click here.

GHP is here to help you understand these changes.  Call us at 844-232-7740.

Genesee Health Plan has been collecting information about these changes so that we can provide easy to understand, detailed steps in order to make sure that you get coverage, keep your coverage, know your coverage and use your coverage.  Click below to download our key points flyer in either English or Spanish:

Healthy Michigan Plan Changes-ENGLISH

Healthy Michigan Plan Changes-SPANISH

Healthy Michigan Plan Changes-ARABIC

MDHHS also released the below materials regarding the new changes, simply click to download:

Healthy Michigan Plan Tabletent

Healthy Michigan Plan Rack Card

Healthy Michigan Plan Poster

Healthy Michigan Plan Poster with Tearoffs

What is the Healthy Michigan Plan?

The Healthy Michigan Plan is a Medicaid health care program through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).  This health care coverage will encourage healthy behaviors and personal responsibility to help low-income Michigan resident’s access affordable health coverage.

Who is eligible for the Healthy Michigan Plan?

  • Between the ages of 19-64 years
  • Have income at or below 133% of the Federal Poverty Level.  See below table on income guidelines
  • Do not qualify for or are not enrolled in Medicare
  • Do not qualify for or are not enrolled in other Medicaid programs
  • Are not pregnant at the time of application
  • Are residents of the State of Michigan

What does Healthy Michigan Plan Cover?

  • Outpatient services like:
    • Doctors visits
    • Prescriptions
    • Labs
    • X-rays
  • Emergency Room Services
  • Hospitalization
  • Family Planning Services
  • Dental Services
  • Mental Health and Substance abuse services
  • Non-Emergency Transportation Services

And much more…….

Enrollment is free and assistance in applying is available at Genesee Health Plan by calling 844-232-7740.  **Please be aware that due to limited space, there are only two chairs in each Enrollment and Health Navigation office.**

Healthy Michigan Income Guidelines based on 2019 Federal Poverty Levels

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Other Resources

Healthy Michigan Plan Handbook

Healthy Michigan Plan FAQs

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