Marquette, MI – (02/04/20) – Upper Peninsula Health Plan is reminding their members who are in the Healthy Michigan Plan that there are some changes that must be followed. UPHP Chief Operating Officer Melanie Bicigo joined Mark & Walt in the Morning to share the latest information.
Bicigo said, effective January 1, 2020, Michigan law is requiring some Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries to report 80 hours per calendar month of work or other activities to the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services in order to keep their coverage. Beneficiaries must report their work or other activities each month, and failure to report activities for three months in one year could result in loss of their health care coverage.
She added that are three ways a Healthy Michigan Plan member can report this information:
First, online. If you have a MI Bridges account, use the MI Bridges Portal by visiting www.Michigan.gov/MIBridges. If you don’t have an account yet, you can register online.
Second, by phone. You can call the HMP Work Requirements and Exemption Reporting line at 1-833-895-4355.
And third, in person. Just go right to your local MDHHS office and they can help you onsite. Theer is also information about available resources can be found online through MI Bridges.
Bicigo said that people with questions can call Upper Peninsula Health Plan 1-800-835-2556 or stop in to our UPHP office in Marquette for help. There are onsite Community Health Workers that can guide people to employment resources, or help report hours online or by phone.