ENHANCED MEDICAID SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE FOR FLINT CHILDREN & PREGNANT WOMEN
Children and adults up to age 21 and pregnant women who were impacted by Flint’s water system within the past two years may be eligible for Medicaid health coverage beginning Monday, May 9. The Medicaid plan is available at no cost to residents with incomes up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level. Others in those groups already on Medicaid are able to apply for additional coverage, as well.
Here is where you can sign up:
- Online at www.michigan.gov/mibridges
- By phone at 1-855-789-5610
(TTY 866-501-5656 for persons with hearing and speech disabilities)
Phone hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 7 PM
In-person at a Department of Health and Human Services office located at:
125 E. Union St.
Flint, MI 48501
4809 Clio Rd.
Flint, MI 48501
- Parents can sign up their children with a Pathways to Potential caseworker in any Flint-area public school.
Residents who already are covered by Medicaid will be notified of the additional services in a letter from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Although enrollment began May 9, coverage is retroactive three months prior to enrollment into Medicaid – but no earlier than March 1, 2016. Approximately 15,000 additional children and pregnant women are eligible for Medicaid coverage, and roughly 30,000 current Medicaid beneficiaries in the area are eligible for additional services under this waiver. Those eligible for this coverage would not have to pay premiums, contributions or co-pays.
As part of the coverage, residents also would be eligible for targeted case management services designed to support those exposed to lead through the water system. Targeted case management services would include help for residents to gain access to needed medical, social, educational and other services.
Head Start expansion for Flint children
New funding will be used to open three additional classrooms serving 51 children beginning March 2016 through June 2017 for children in most affected areas. For parents who want to enroll kids in Head Start or have questions about the announcement contact Genesee ISD’s Head Start program: 810-591-5437 or Genesee County Community Action Resource Department: 810-235-5613.
State of Michigan & Michigan Works! hiring Flint residents for water resource sites
The partnership initially creates 81 temporary, full-time, paid positions available for qualified Flint residents. Once hired, participants will fill leadership and general team member roles. For up-to-date postings and details on how to apply visit www.gstmiworks.org/hotjobs or the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website at www.mitalent.org. Available positions will also be posted in the Employment Services area of GST Michigan Works! at 711 North Saginaw St. in Flint.