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July 05, 2023 By Bob Viñal

Medi-Cal Changes: A Quick Guide


Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid health insurance program, is updating its procedures to verify program beneficiaries' eligibility. This process, known as Medi-Cal continuous coverage unwinding, is significant considering the millions of Californians who enrolled in Medi-Cal due to the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on employment and income.

As a Medi-Cal beneficiary, you will be contacted within the next year for an eligibility reassessment.

What to Do if You Lose Medi-Cal Coverage

If you are dis-enrolled, here's what you need to know:

    1. Stay Informed
      • Around your "anniversary month" (the month you originally enrolled in Medi-Cal), you'll receive communications about your eligibility for continued Medi-Cal coverage. It's crucial to read all notices from state and county government departments.
      • If you've moved since your Medi-Cal enrollment, ensure your contact information is updated with Medi-Cal.
      • Be mindful of special enrollment periods and deadlines. If you are dis-enrolled from Medi-Cal, you'll have a 60-day window to secure new health insurance.

    2. Consider New Health Coverage Options

      • Need Help? We're Here For You! At Bay Area Health Insurance, we're dedicated to supporting our members. Contact us for assistance in evaluating your health insurance options, understanding enrollment deadlines, or if you have any questions. We're committed to facilitating a smooth transition to your new coverage.


About Author

Bob Viñal

Bob Viñal has been working in the insurance industry for more than 30 years, handling everything from plan design to claims and rating structures.

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