Question 1: I am currently on state disability in California and receiving medi-cal benefits. Do i need to reapply during open enrollment if i have no change in my situation? In other words will my coverage continue if i do nothing?

Question 2: i will be 62 in october and am applying for social security retirement. Do i need to enroll for medicare before feb 15?


Answer

Medicaid can require re-enrollment to prove you are still eligible. Contact your state Medicaid department. While you won't have to re-enroll in Medicaid during open enrollment. You can re-apply or re-enroll at any time of the year. Usually you'll be prompted to "re-prove" your eligibility.

For your other question. Medicare initial enrollment starts three months before you turn 65. You'll need to have other coverage until then. You can cancel your private plan so it ends when Medicare coverage starts when it comes to that point.

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Christine Gingrich on

These links lead to a difficult to navigate site for my state (Colorado), with complicated charts and eligibility calculations intended for social workers. How about a simple yes/no listed by state?

ObamaCareFacts.com on

Good suggestion. The Medicaid system is different in each of the 20 states. It’s so complicated and changing it’s hard as private entity to provide that depth of information. Will keep the suggestion in mind. Certainly the states that expanded (like CO) are easier to figure out. If you make less than 138% of the poverty level then you qualify for Medicaid. https://obamacarefacts.com/federal-poverty-level/

Elise on

Do I have to re enroll in Medicaid for the 2016 calender year if I currently have Medicaid? I live in Ohio. I put in my email at Medicaid.gov and it said there was no record of my email account. Also I have received no notice in the mail that my coverage will be cancelled as I have the previous year.

Danielle Rene on

I am trying to apply for Medicaid for my aging 87year old mother and so confused with so much information and sites to visit.
Should I go to an office in my area to apply? I am in Houston , Texas. Can I do it online?
What is the best way to handle this?
Thank you

ObamaCareFacts.com on

If you are looking for Medicare (which is offered after 65) then https://www.medicare.gov/ is the place to start.

If you are looking for Medicaid specifically, the one for low-income adults who don’t qualify for Medicare, then https://www.medicaid.gov/ is the place to start.

Medicaid is certainly the simpler program, but as a senior her only option may be Medicare.

Hope this helps to get started on the right track.

Deborah White on

I and my husband had our Medicaid cancelled because I didn’t think I needed to re-enroll unless something had changed. How do I go about getting it back?

ObamaCareFacts.com on

You should appeal to Medicare immediately https://www.medicare.gov/claims-and-appeals/file-an-appeal/appeals.html

The sooner the better on these things.