The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is announcing more meetings across the state to inform residents about Medicaid work requirements.
The changes to the program known as Healthy Michigan will go into effect on Jan. 1. Beneficiaries will be required to report 80 hours of work and other activities to DHHS each month. Some beneficiaries can be excused from the requirements, but those who aren’t may lose their health care coverage if they don’t comply.
DHHS has taken on a series of public education efforts. In September, the department sent a letter to enrollees detailing the requirements. Last month, DHHS announced 14 forums on changes. Here is the updated list:
- Grand Rapids: Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Eberhard Conference Center, Grand Valley State University, 301 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids.
- Muskegon: Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Stevenson Room, Muskegon Community College, 211 Quarterline Rd., Muskegon.
- Dearborn: Nov. 12 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Arab American National Museum, 13524 Michigan Ave., Dearborn.
- Saginaw: Nov. 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!, 312 E. Genesee Ave., Saginaw.
- Caro: Nov. 13 from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Tuscola County Health Department,1309 Cleaver Road, Suite B, Caro. This forum will be connected to the following two locations via videoconferencing:
- Bad Axe: Huron County Health Department,1142 S. Van Dyke Rd., Bad Axe.
- Sandusky: Sanilac County Health Department171 Dawson St., Suite 123, Sandusky.