HealthChoice, MCHP, and MCHP Premium Participants
Your benefits will stay the same, and you don’t have to enroll in a new program. You will get the same great coverage through your managed care organization (MCO). People who join Medicaid in 2014 will get the same services you do. There is no new program.
You will get a notice from Maryland Health Connection when it is time to renew your Medicaid coverage. It will have instructions about the new ways you can renew.
Coverage for children
If you or your child is covered by Medicaid, the Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP), or MCHP Premium, there are no changes to the benefits package.
- You or your child already have health insurance through Medicaid. You won’t have to enroll in a new program.
- You or your child will still get all the services adults in Medicaid get, plus the services provided through the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. For more information on EPSDT, click here. For more information on dental coverage, click here.
If your child is covered by MCHP or MCHP Premium, but you are uninsured, you should go to www.MarylandHealthConnection.gov or call 1-855-642-8572 to apply for health insurance coverage. Medicaid eligibility is expanding, so you may qualify for Medicaid even if you never have before. If you don’t qualify for Medicaid, you may qualify for financial assistance to help pay for your insurance plan and medical care.
- If you are found eligible for financial assistance to help pay for your private plan, your child(ren) must stay in MCHP or MCHP Premium for as long as they qualify.
- You cannot move them to your private plan if they meet the eligibility criteria for MCHP or MCHP Premium.