​Medicaid Dental Benefits – Expected to expand in 2024

Published on May, 25 2023 by Michelle Berney
As a result of a 2018 lawsuit, Ciaramella et. al. v. Bassett, brought against New York State by the Legal Aid Society, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Medicaid beneficiaries are expected to see increased coverage for dental services in 2024. While the settlement is still awaiting court approval, services to be [...]

​Essential Plan – Continuous Coverage begins June 2023

Published on May, 25 2023 by Michelle Berney
Beginning in late June 2023, Essential Plan enrollees will have 12 months of continuous coverage, even if they experience a change in income or household size. While all who have health insurance through the NY State of Health/Marketplace are required to update their income during their coverage period, those with Essential Plan will now maintain coverage [...]

​Medicaid Extends Postpartum Coverage to 12 Months

Published on May, 25 2023 by Michelle Berney
Starting from March 1, 2023, pregnant individuals in NYS will receive 12 months of continuous Medicaid coverage after giving birth, regardless of any increase in their household income during that period. Previously, pregnant individuals were only eligible for Medicaid for 60 days postpartum. This 12-month coverage will be applicable to anyone who was eligible for and [...]

Cash Assistance - Safety Net Assistance (SNA) - Expanded Rules Allowing More Immigrants to Qualify

Published on May, 16 2023 by Leslie Bailey
Effective immediately, New York State has expanded eligibility guidelines to include new categories of non-citizens. New categories of eligible non-citizens include those with an application or petition pending with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for Asylum (with no Employment Authorization Document (EAD)), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and [...]