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The importance of an insured workforce

The Medicaid eligibility process has restarted nationwide, and how this redetermination impacts employers is crucial.

While the number of employees transitioning from Medicaid to employer-sponsored health insurance coverage may result in higher premiums for employers, the coverage benefits surpass the alternative — employees forgoing coverage altogether.

According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, hundreds of thousands of Michiganders stand to lose coverage throughout the staggered deadline reenrollment timeline. Michigan’s Medicaid programs cover more than 3 million residents — a number that skyrocketed in part due to the previous public health emergency. However, MDHHS will reevaluate these participants’ qualifications in batches through May 2024 via beneficiaries’ completion of paperwork detailing income and items that help determine eligibility.

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