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Published on Dec 1, 2023 by Leslie Bailey
A nationwide class action lawsuit filed by NYLAG, Justice in Aging, and Arnold & Porter alleged that pandemic-related administrative errors and shutdowns with the Social Security Administration led to a combination of benefit reductions, benefit terminations, and benefit overpayments, adversely affecting SSI beneficiaries.From March 2020 to April 2022, with Social Security’s field offices closed, many older [...]
Published on Jun 30, 2023 by Michelle Berney
Next Steps for Medicaid Recipients on NYSoH who are Medicare EligibleIndividuals with MAGI Medicaid on NYSoH during the public health emergency (PHE), who became Medicare eligible during the PHE, have maintained their Medicaid coverage on NYSoH; during the PHE, these cases were not transferred to the LDSS/HRA.  These enrollees must renew their Medicaid coverage on NYSoH [...]
Published on Jun 30, 2023 by Michelle Berney
Child Health Plus (CHP) insurers did not enforce premium collection for enrollees with subsidized coverage between March 2020 – April 30, 2023.  Beginning May 1, 2023, CHP enrollees with subsidized premiums will be responsible for paying premiums for all months of coverage, though there is now a 30-day grace period for premium payment, meaning the plan [...]
Published on Jun 30, 2023 by Michelle Berney
Renewals for Medicaid, Child Health Plus and Essential Plan on NYSoHMedicaid, Child Health Plus (CHP) and Essential Plan enrollees with authorization dates ending June 30, 2023, and later must recertify for ongoing coverage through the New York State of Health/Marketplace (NYSoH).There are new rules that allow some enrollees to renew their coverage until the end of [...]

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