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Important Notice: Medicaid Provisional Protections Ending 4/1/2023
The recent budget bill passed by Congress in late December, decoupled the Public Health Emergency end date and the end date of Medicaid provisional protections for Medicaid recipients. This means that current protections for Apple Health (Medicaid) recipients will be coming to an end as of April 1, 2023. The Health Care Authority is encouraging Apple Health (Medicaid) recipients to review and update their contact information to ensure notices regarding eligibility or changes to benefits are received.
Additionally, beneficiaries enrolled in the Apple Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities (HWD) for Medicaid coverage should also expect to see premiums begin to be collected.
For additional details and links to where a beneficiary can update their contact information please click here.
Important Notice: Public Health Emergency End Date 5/11/2023
Additionally, on January 30th the Biden Administration announced its intent to end the national public health emergency declaration on May 11, 2023.
If you have had public benefits which have been impacted or protected over the last few years related to the public health emergency, we encourage you to check with those specific entities on protections changing or additional benefits ending as this period comes to a close. This may include entities that provide food assistance, housing assistance, and other public benefits.