How can you change your Medicaid plan?


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If you live in New York state, changing your Medicaid plan can be done within 90 days of joining a new plan, or at any time after being a member of one plan for a full year, by calling New York Medicaid Choice, states the New York Medicaid Choice website. Each state administers its own Medicaid program, according to Medicaid.gov.

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In New York, Medicaid enrollees can access counselors to assist them in changing plans by calling the New York Medicaid Choice, explains the organization. HIV positive residents of New York City can transfer to an HIV Special Needs Plan at any time, but all other members must adhere to a schedule that allows changes within 90 days of enrollment or after a full year.

In Texas, STAR handles Medicaid plan changes, states the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Medicaid members can change their plans by calling STAR and choosing from available plans in their counties. Texas does not specify a time period in which members can change plans, but it can take up to 45 days for the change to complete.

California administers Medicaid through Medi-Cal, states the Medi-Cal Managed Care Health Care Options website. Members can change their plans by calling a Health Care Options, mailing a form to Health Care Options, or by visiting a Health Care Options presentation site.

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