News Release Date : 04/10/2014
Healthy Michigan Plan: New Health Insurance for Michigan Residents
Have you heard of the Healthy Michigan Plan? It’s a new, low-cost health plan designed for low-income Michigan residents which became effective April 1, 2014.
The Plan is available for those who do not qualify for Medicaid and do not currently have health coverage. Specifically, it’s for residents with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level - roughly $16,000 a year for one person or $33,000 for a family of four.
The Healthy Michigan Plan covers everything most traditional health insurance plans include, from doctor visits to hospitalizations to prescriptions at a low cost.
The 10 Essential Health Benefits covered in the Healthy Michigan Plan are: ambulatory patient services, emergency services, hospitalization, maternity and newborn care, mental health and substance use disorder treatment services, including behavioral health treatment, prescription drugs, rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices, laboratory services, preventative and wellness services and chronic disease management, and pediatric services, including oral and vision care. The Healthy Michigan Plan will cover other medically necessary services as appropriate.
For more information or enrollment help, contact Lynn Rios at (989) 362-9895, email at LynnRios@sjhsys.org or visit www.HealthyMichiganPlan.org .