The decline in the number of individuals losing their access to government-provided health coverage in Wyoming during the ongoing Medicaid “unwinding” process is a positive development.
According to the Wyoming Department of Health’s latest report as of September 30, approximately 9,000 individuals, predominantly children, no longer receive Medicaid and the essential Kid Care CHIP benefits program. Children make up the largest group of affected individuals. Of this newly uninsured population, approximately 7,800 lost their coverage due to procedural issues, such as failing to submit necessary paperwork. Others were found ineligible for the program.
Medicaid Coverage in Wyoming: How to Get Covered Again
However, it is worth noting that the total number of people losing their coverage due to the unwinding, which occurred following the termination of COVID-era prohibitions on disenrollments, has decreased. Previous estimates in July indicated that this figure was around 10,700, which is roughly 1,700 more than the most recent data.
If your family is currently uncovered with the Medicaid or Kid Care CHIP program, this might be relevant for you. Enroll Wyoming is on a mission to ensure that families covered by Wyoming Medicaid and Kid Care CHIP (Child Health Insurance Program) stay connected by updating their current contact details. If you’re part of these programs, it’s crucial to visit www.wesystem.wyo.gov or give them a call at 855-294-2127 to keep your information up to date.
If you receive renewal notifications, be sure to respond promptly and complete the necessary forms. If you need assistance with the renewal process or are searching for affordable health insurance, worry not, as free help is readily available. You can access this support by visiting enrollwyo.org or simply dialing 211.
What Is a 1095-B and Why Is It Important for Medicaid Enrollment?
The form 1095-B is an official tax document, offering comprehensive details regarding the health coverage provided for one or more months in a given year to you, your spouse, and individuals whom you can rightfully claim as your dependents.
This particular document pertains exclusively to coverage provided by state Medicaid and CHIP agencies. In accordance with healthcare legislation, healthcare coverage providers, which include state Medicaid and CHIP agencies, are mandated to furnish these records both to the IRS and to the individuals covered.
Going back to the renewal process time window, remember that they’re now underway and, if you get a text message or mail from the Wyoming Department of Health, it is time to renew Medicaid or Kid Care CHIP for yourself or for a family member.