KALAMAZOO, Mich.—If you have Medicaid insurance, two important changes may affect your insurance coverage.
- You may be at risk of being disenrolled from Medicaid coverage with the COVID-19 public health emergency expiring in April 2023. Michigan has disenrolled over 175,000 people since April.
- Bronson Healthcare has announced they will no longer accept Meridian Insurance plans, including Meridian Medicaid after Jan. 1, 2024. Sindecuse Health Center uses Bronson Labs to run many of the lab samples that we collect.
How do you know if you are enrolled in an affected Medicaid plan?
Check your mail regularly. Your state may mail you a letter about your Medicaid coverage. This letter will let you know if you need to complete a renewal form to see if you still qualify for Medicaid coverage. If you have Michigan Medicaid, visit Michigan Bridges to apply for assistance, check your eligibility status and manage your account. You may need to log in monthly to maintain coverage. If you are not insured in Michigan, your home state may have it’s own website.
What you can do if you lose coverage
Visit the Healthcare.gov screener tool at the Affordable Care Act marketplace or Michigan Bridges to see if you qualify for coverage based on your income. Healthcare.gov also has navigators available who can answer your questions and point you in the right direction.
If you have Meridian Medicaid
Bronson Healthcare has announced they will no longer accept Meridian Insurance plans, including Meridian Medicaid after Jan. 1, 2024. Sindecuse Health Center uses Bronson Labs to process many of the lab samples that we collect. Sindecuse providers will work with you to identify another lab resource. You may need to travel to another location to have lab work done and be covered by Meridian Medicaid. Patients are financially responsible for lab tests performed at outside labs, as many are.
Need more information? Call the health center at (269) 387-4219.
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