​Medicaid Coverage for Older Individuals Without Documentation Postponed to 2024

Published on March, 3 2023 by Michelle Berney
The 2022-2023 NYS budget included an expansion of Medicaid for individuals ages 65+ without documentation beginning in 2023. However, the 2023-2024 NYS budget indicates that this provision will be delayed until January 2024.While this is very disappointing, we’d like to make sure that clients know of other coverage and services available to New Yorkers, without regard [...]

​Health Insurance Renewals - Coming Soon!!

Published on February, 10 2023 by Michelle Berney
Individuals with Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan and Medicare Savings Programs with authorization dates through May 31, 2023 will be automatically be renewed for an additional 12 months. However, cases with recertifications of June 2023 and beyond will need to recertify or be subject to a case closing. Renewal packets for those who need to [...]

Updates to Non-MAGI Medicaid and Medicare Savings Program Eligibility Guidelines - 2023

Published on February, 4 2023 by Michelle Berney
As we mentioned in a previous blog post (see blog details here), the non-MAGI Medicaid income/resource limits, as well as the income limits for Medicare Savings Program (MSP), increased, effective January 1, 2023. On January 19th, the Health and Human Services released the official poverty levels for 2023, however, NYS has not yet adopted them. What [...]

COVID-19 Chapters are Updated

Published on February, 1 2023 by Leslie Bailey
Since April 2020, the Benefits Plus Learning Center has been current on the changes to policy and procedures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the height of the pandemic there were many federal and state waivers to provide greater flexibility in the application process for cash benefit programs. However, many of these waivers have [...]