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COVID-19 Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP) Changes

In Benefits Articles, COVID-19, News by Sarah Lyngdal

Did you know?  Some important changes to the Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP) program happened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ERI benefits specialists are closely following how COVID-19 effects benefits and health insurance in the state of Wisconsin. We’ll keep you posted as we learn new information.

Here’s what we know now:

The work requirement for MAPP is temporarily waived

  • If you are unable to work due to COVID-19, you can still be eligible for MAPP. This waived work requirement applies to current members and applicants.
  • You should still report changes in your work and income to your local consortium.
  • Members will get a letter letting them know when they will need to meet the work requirement again.

Premiums for MAPP are suspended effective April 1, 2020 through the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency

  • If you have already paid your April premium, you will get a refund check in the mail.
  • If you use auto pay for your MAPP premiums, you don’t need to make any changes. Premiums are not going to be deducted during this time.
  • You will not owe MAPP premiums for April 2020, or any other months while the MAPP premiums are suspended due to COVID-19.
  • You will not be expected to pay any premiums for these months when DHS begins collecting premiums again.
  • MAPP members will receive a letter letting them know when MAPP is going to start charging premiums again.

There is no end date set for either of these program changes

  • You should get a letter in the mail or a message on your ACCESS account telling you when you need to meet the work requirement again.
  • It will also tell you when you have to pay MAPP premiums again and if you owe a premium.

Additional Information

For more information about MAPP, contact your ERI benefits specialist or the income maintenance consortium that administers your benefits.

COVID-19 ForwardHealth Program Updates

This information is subject to change. ERI will continue to monitor updates and share as new relevant information becomes available.


About the Author

Sarah Lyngdal

Sarah works with ERI’s Ticket to Work program with a focus on providing high quality and efficient services. She is passionate about helping individuals move forward with their employment goals. More about Sarah


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