SummaCare Individual and Family plans are more affordable than you think!
In direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Public Health Emergency (PHE) was enacted on January 27, 2020. During the PHE, yearly state Medicaid eligibility reviews due to unemployment and an urgent need for health coverage were paused thanks to Federal law. While the PHE was active, all Medicaid and CHIP members were able to keep their coverage—regardless of eligibility or status changes.
Prior to the pandemic, Medicaid eligibility was reviewed by each state on an annual basis. Changes in an individual’s income, age or other factors could cause a state to determine that individual was no longer Medicaid-eligible and would lead to disenrollment.
The COVID-19 PHE placed the standard Medicaid renewals on hold allowing coverage for many beneficiaries to continue without a yearly review. When Medicaid redetermination resumes, some people may lose their Medicaid coverage.
Those individuals on Medicaid will need to complete a renewal review with their state to see if they are still Medicaid-eligible. For those who discover they no longer qualify for Medicaid, SummaCare can help you maintain coverage—through an Individual Marketplace plan, Medicare or through your employer.
In order to prepare for your renewal, make sure your address is updated with the Ohio Department of Medicaid.
Taking action as soon as possible will reduce your risk of losing coverage during the redetermination process.
SummaCare can help connect you to a plan that’s right for you. If you’re under age 65 and not eligible for health insurance through your employer, a Marketplace plan for Individuals and Families may be right for you.
SummaCare Individual and Family plans are available to those living in Summit, Stark, Portage and Medina counties and include the SCConnect exclusive provider network featuring Summa Health’s Accountable Care Organization, NewHealth Collaborative. This network provides access to many of the area’s finest physicians, facilities and hospitals including Summa Health, Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital and Akron Children’s Hospital.
All Individual and Family plans provide comprehensive medical and pharmacy benefits, plus: