Eligibility & Enrollment

2024 Survey of Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility, Enrollment, and Renewal Policies Shows Gains in Child and Maternal Health Coverage

Highlights of the 2024 Survey of Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility, Enrollment, and Renewal Policies, conducted by KFF and Georgetown CCF, were presented in a webinar today featuring federal and state officials from North Carolina and Ohio. This marks the 22nd annual report on state policies for eligibility, enrollment, and renewal processes, which this year includes […]

Wondering what’s in the recent Medicaid and CHIP eligibility and enrollment rule?

On April 2, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the second part of a two-part final rule that simplifies the eligibility and enrollment processes for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Basic Health Program (BHP). The rule eliminates certain access barriers for children enrolled in CHIP; makes transitions […]

Federal Poverty Levels Rise 4.1 Percent on Average

HHS has released the 2024 federal poverty levels (FPLs) that will be used for means-tested public benefits, including Medicaid and CHIP. This means the annual poverty level for a family of three has increased to $25,820 up from $24,860 in 2023. The poverty level for an individual has increased from $14,580 to $15,060. It’s important […]

Transitional Medical Assistance (TMA) and the Unwinding

Late last month, CMS released long-awaited guidance on Medicaid coverage for low-income working parents in the context of the unwinding of continuous coverage. Technically, this coverage is a mandatory eligibility category known as transitional medical assistance, or TMA, because it was originally designed to help parents transition from Medicaid to private insurance coverage through the […]