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U.P. meetings to address Healthy Michigan Plan changes


MARQUETTE, MI--   The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is holding meetings around the state to discuss new Healthy Michigan Plan work requirements. 

Beginning January 1, 2020 plan beneficiaries will be required to report 80 hours of work or other activities, such as job searches, to MDHHS each month. Beneficiaries can be excused from the requirements in some circumstances. Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries who are not excused from the requirements and fail to report may lose their health care coverage.

The Whitmer administration has said it does not support the new law, but will uphold it.

MDHHS is holding a forum in Marquette on October 22 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Upper Peninsula Health Plan building. Another is being held in St. Ignace on October 22 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library.

To register for a meeting go to HealthyMichiganPlan.org and click on the “Changes Coming in 2020” tab.