Over 300,000 North Carolinians Receiving Notifications of Full Medicaid Benefits Ahead Of Expansion

Source: Roanoke-Chowan Times

More than 300,000 North Carolinians can expect a phone call, text message or email in the coming days, as the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is contacting people eligible for full NC Medicaid benefits starting Dec. 1. 

In addition, the NCDHHS is reaching out to those who are currently receiving the Family Planning benefits, as recipients will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid on Dec. 1, as well.

“Getting eligible North Carolinians registered for Medicaid expansion is a top priority, and it’s monumental that we can automatically enroll up to 300,000 people whose coverage will go into effect December 1,” stated Governor Roy Cooper in a press release. “As we prepare for more people to sign up, we want to make sure automatic enrollees look for information that’s coming in the mail.”

North Carolinians eligible for full Medicaid benefits will:

  • Receive a letter from their local Department of Social Services letting them know they will start getting full Medicaid coverage.
  • Be assigned a health plan.
  • Get a packet from their health plan in the mail that includes a new Medicaid ID card.

According to the NCDHHS, anyone with health coverage through HealthCare.gov will need to cancel their plan once they are enrolled in NC Medicaid. 

“We are bringing health care coverage within reach to hundreds of thousands of people. That includes up to 300,000 people currently enrolled in Family Planning benefits who will be automatically enrolled in full coverage next month,” stated Kody H. Kinsley, NCDHHS Secretary, in a press release. “We hope this outreach proactively shares information with North Carolinians who will soon have access to comprehensive health care.”

For more information about expanded eligibility for NC Medicaid, go to the NCDHHS website.


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