Starting from today, North Carolina Medicaid enrollment is now open meaning North Carolinians can enroll for Medicaid. North Carolina people will have two months to complete the enrollment.
The big news is that a private insurance care system will manage Medicaid. Its members will have the option to pick the plan that works best for them. People can choose from at least four choices.
Important information is that people who do not want to pick the option that works the best for them will be enrolled automatically. The state of North Carolina will do this based on the info it has. It is essential that all personal info is up to date. If the state picks the plan based on the information for you, you need to make sure that your info is valid and updated.
Those who won’t choose a plan (for any reason) will be automatically enrolled; this may sound like a good idea, but not everyone will be content. The plan the state picks for you might not fully work for you and your needs.
The tests, procedures, services, and co-paying remain the same. People can change the plan (no matter if they have chosen it themselves, or were enrolled based on the information about them) within ninety days.
You have to have US citizenship (or immigration status) and live in North Carolina. You need to have a Social Security number (or documents that you have applied for it if you still don’t have it). Disabled, people above the age of 65, blind, children (under the age of 21), people who use Medicare, people who have low incomes, and need long-term care are eligible for this enrollment.
Medicaid begins on February 1st. If you want to be sure you are picking the right plan and get better knowledge in this area, contact one of our medical attorneys.