A Change in Disability Status Qualifies You For a Special Enrollment Period
Medicaid provides health coverage to non-elderly individuals with disabilities, including those who are working or who want to work. Federal statute provides for both mandatory and optional coverage for individuals with disabilities. This means that if you become disabled, or one of your dependents becomes disabled, you also likely qualify for Medicaid. This change in disability status qualifies you for a special enrollment period in addition to Medicaid.
If, however, you or your dependents experience a change in disability status which leads to you no longer qualifying for Medicaid, you will have experienced a qualifying life event. That means that you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, during which you can enroll yourself or you and your family in a qualified health plan. Any changes in disability statues should be reviewed to see if they qualify the individual for a Special Enrollment Period.
After a change in disability status, the individual has a 60-day period in which they are able to enroll in a qualified health plan outside of Open Enrollment. If you miss that 60-day period, you will not be allowed to enroll in a qualified health plan until Open Enrollment begins on November 15, 2014.
Remember, too, that you will likely be asked to provide documentation that provides proof that you experienced a change in disability status that ended your Medicaid coverage.
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