Up to 300,000 People Receiving Notifications of Benefits Starting Dec. 1

Because of Medicaid Expansion

This week, NCDHHS began contacting up to 300,000 people via text messages, calls and emails who are enrolled in Medicaid’s limited family planning program to let them know they will be eligible for full NC Medicaid benefits starting Dec. 1.

Up to 300,000 people who are enrolled in Medicaid’s limited family planning program will receive a letter from their local Department of Social Services (DSS) letting them know they will receive full coverage on Dec. 1. They will also receive a packet from their health plan that includes a new Medicaid ID card. Additionally, anyone with health coverage through HealthCare.gov will need to cancel their plan once they are enrolled in NC Medicaid.

Not everyone with limited family planning program benefits will be automatically enrolled in full coverage through NC Medicaid. Some people may have income that exceeds the new Medicaid eligibility levels, even though qualifying income levels are higher than in the past. If your income has recently changed and you think you may be eligible, update your information in ePASS or by contacting your local DSS.

For more information about expanded eligibility for NC Medicaid, go to the NCDHHS website where you will find a toolkit of resources for organizations to spread the word to their communities.