Newly arriving Afghan immigrants are likely to have different statuses and documents than assisters are used to. The Afghan parole is a new kind of benefit eligibility category that was just created 9/30/2021, existing paper MassHealth/Health Connector application forms and the online application menus do not yet show Afghan parole. We are waiting for guidance […]
MassHealth Estate Recovery On July 22nd MLRI, Margolis & Bloom and HCFA held a webinar on MassHealth Estate Recovery. You can watch the recording here or see the slide deck here. In May 2021, MassHealth amended its Medicaid estate recovery regulations to create additional grounds for waiving estate recovery on the basis of undue hardship […]
MLRI’s annual Basic Benefits Training on Immigrants & Public Benefits is scheduled for May 6, 2021. Registration is through MCLE at this link https://www.mcle.org/product/catalog/nas/content/live/massloop/2210099WBC This all-day training offers the nuts-and-bolts on how immigration status affects eligibility for public benefits. The trainers include both immigration and public benefits legal experts. This timely training will focus on the March 2021 Biden Administration’s action […]
Hello everybody! Does anybody know when Partners became Mass General Brigham’s health care? Is there a link to a notice from MH that you can share, please. THANK YOU and be safe!
Hi… I have heard that on Monday 1/25, MH is going to issue letters to people that were put on the Buy In program in error. Has anyone heard this or know how many letters are going out?
Hi Loopers – have you worked with individuals who have offers of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) from their employers? HRAs are an employment benefit in which an employer reimburses an employee for their health care expenses up to a certain dollar amount. There are new federal rules that allow employees to use HRA funds to purchase […]
Has anyone noticed that a large number of SLMB Buy-In beneficiaries were not upgraded to QMB Senior Buy-In as part of the March 2020 FPL change (which was what was supposed to happen per Eligibility Operations Manual 20-03)? We have a large number of affected clients and while we’re working through either appealing their eligibility or […]
Hello Loopers, I have an O/65 applicant. Who needs to do a Senior Review Form. His benefit ended 3/27/20. He was working with Bristol Elders but they have not returned to help him. They are currently not seeing anyone. His friend reached out to us, if we can help. He didn’t want it to end/term […]
Hi all – I am working remotely due to COVID-19 and my assister portal is only registered with the IP address at my office. I am unable to access the portal and assist clients with their applications from home. I emailed MAhealthconnectorTraining@state.ma.us (have not heard back) and called the assister line (they are unable to […]
Good morning, Apparently MH is closed today?