Guest Blog | Healthy Hospitality
We know the importance of having health insurance and its impact on our well-being. Health insurance not only helps prevent and manage chronic conditions but also helps avoid expensive medical bills.
If you have employees who have health insurance through their state Medicaid program, starting in April they could get an unexpected notice that their coverage will be dropped within 60 days.
Due to a pandemic measure, over the past three years, states stopped checking if people who are enrolled in Medicaid are still eligible. Today, if their income is higher or a child turned 18 for example, they could be disqualified for current Medicare benefits.
Starting in April and over the next twelve months states are tasked with auditing eligibility. It is expected that Medicaid redetermination will find approximately 15-18 million currently enrolled Medicaid subscribers no longer qualify and will be removed from the program.
Those people will likely receive a notice in the mail and if they miss it, they could find themselves unknowingly without coverage. Don’t let this happen; be a resource for your employees and let them know Medicaid redetermination is happening and they could be affected. During a pre-shift meeting teach them to be proactive and to get help from Healthy Hospitality’s free insurance matching service for hospitality employees. Much like an exchange but more streamlined with live experts ready to help, the free service will ensure employees get the lowest-priced health care insurance plans to choose from and understand the maximum federal subsidies they qualify for. Your understanding of this process can help ensure your team stays insured and protected. | By Leslie Teague, Healthy Hospitality Business Consultant
Employers may request a free break-room poster about this topic and learn more about the health and wellness solutions offered by Healthy Hospitality by visiting Healthy-hospitality.org or emailing Leslie Teague.
This guest blog was submitted by Healthy Hospitality. For more information on guest blog opportunities, contact Marla McColly, Business Development Director, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association.