How to Change Your Medicaid Plan After You Enroll

How to Change Your Medicaid Plan After You Enroll

Oct 15 2019

Managing your Medicaid health coverage isn’t always simple. Here are some helpful tips on how managing your Medicaid plan in Michigan.

If you’re enrolled in Medicaid and want to switch plans, here’s a quick breakdown of what you need to do to switch your Michigan Medicaid plan.

In Michigan, enrolling for Medicaid is a two-step process.

  1. Visit MI Bridges to apply for Medicaid benefits. You’ll need to upload your financial and family information. After you’ve completed that, you’ll wait to be approved. Once approved, you can choose your insurer. If you don’t choose one you’ll be placed with one.
  2. If you want to switch to a different insurer, like Priority Health, you can call MI Enrolls toll free at 888-367-6557 (TTY users call 711) and ask to get your coverage through Priority Health.

If you get health care coverage through a job or you qualify for Medicare, you should let your caseworker at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) know, and they will make the change to your file. You will have to continue to see your current doctor until your coverage changes.

When can I change my Medicaid Plan?

As a new Medicaid member, you’ll have 90 days to change your plan if you don’t choose one, the state will assign one to you. The state allows Medicaid members to switch their health plans once per year. When you’re allowed to change your coverage, the state will notify you.

What is the number to change your Medicaid plan?

In Michigan, you can change your Medicaid health plan by calling MI Enrolls toll free at 888-367-6557 (TTY users: 711) and they can help you choose a new plan.

How to change Medicaid plans online?

Unfortunately, there is no way to change Medicaid plans online. In order to change your Medicaid Health plan in Michigan, you need to call MI Enrolls and ask for coverage through your preferred insurer.

So what’s the difference between MI Bridges and MI Enrolls?

MI Bridges is a system that’s used when you want to apply for benefits through the state—benefits like health coverage, cash assistance, food assistance and more. MI Bridges is also the system that you use to update information like your address, if you have a child and other personal information.

Michigan Enrolls, also known as MI Enrolls, is where you change Medicaid health plans. You can call MI Enrolls at 888-367-6557 (TTY users: 711) to get help with signing up for a Medicaid plan, questions about which plan you have or to change plans.

Hopefully this clears up some of the confusion surrounding changing your Michigan Medicaid plan. Still have more questions? Contact your current Medicaid health plan provider or MI Enrolls for assistance. Priority Health Medicaid members can get help and more information here.

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