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APPLE HEALTH & UNWINDING

You may have heard about Medicaid Unwinding. Beginning April 1, 2023, states are able to terminate Medicaid enrollment for individuals no longer eligible. States will have up to 12 months to return to normal eligibility and enrollment operations.

Apple Health is Washington State’s Medicaid. Medicaid provides health insurance to low-income people and people with disabilities. For the last few years (during the pandemic) Medicaid automatically renewed health insurance. The automatic renewal was part of the federal state of emergency. The unwinding at the end of the emergency stops this.

So you might ask the question, Am I losing coverage? You can check your eligibility here. You can be eligible based on your income. The amount of money you can make varies by your household size. You can also be eligible if you are working and have a disability.

So when will this happen? If you become ineligible because ofd the unwinding but your income didn’t change, you should be covered through the renewal date. If you do report a change to your income, you are covered through the end of the next calendar month. You need to report those changes within 30 days.

You will need to need to complete your annual renewal during this unwinding period.If you need help navigating this, INDEx can provide enrollment assistance to help ensure that those who remain eligible for Medicaid are able to retain coverage and those who are no longer eligible can transition to other sources of coverage.

For more information go to these links:

Better Health Together

Washington Health Plan Finder

Free or Low Cost Health Care

INDEx
25 W Main,
3rd floor #C-1
Spokane, WA 99201
508-606-INDx
Website – https://dacnw.org/contact/index/
Phone – (509) 606-4639