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HF 4157

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/30/2022 01:08pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/10/2022

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; specifying procedures for the disenrollment of medical
assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees; providing 12-month continuous medical
assistance eligibility for certain eligibility categories; amending Minnesota Statutes
2020, sections 256B.04, by adding a subdivision; 256B.056, subdivision 7.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 256B.04, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 26. new text end

new text begin Disenrollment under medical assistance and MinnesotaCare. new text end

new text begin (a) The
commissioner shall regularly update mailing addresses and other contact information for
medical assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees in cases of returned mail and nonresponse
using information available through managed care and county-based purchasing plans, state
health and human services programs, and other sources.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall not disenroll an individual from medical assistance or
MinnesotaCare in cases of returned mail until the commissioner makes at least two attempts
by phone, e-mail, or other methods to contact the individual. If these attempts to contact
the individual are not successful, the commissioner may disenroll the individual after
providing 60 days' notice.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 256B.056, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Period of eligibilitynew text begin; 12-month continuous eligibilitynew text end.

(a) Eligibility is available
for the month of application and for three months prior to application if the person was
eligible in those prior months. A redetermination of eligibility must occur every 12 months.

(b) For a person eligible for an insurance affordability program as defined in section
256B.02, subdivision 19, who reports a change that makes the person eligible for medical
assistance, eligibility is available for the month the change was reported and for three months
prior to the month the change was reported, if the person was eligible in those prior months.

new text begin (c) A person whose medical assistance eligibility is determined using the modified
adjusted gross income methodology, as specified in section 256B.056, subdivision 1a,
paragraph (b), must continue to be eligible for medical assistance without redetermination
for 12 months from the date eligibility was approved.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin For children eligible under sections 256B.055, subdivisions 3a,
10, and 16, and 256B.057, subdivision 1, this section is effective July 1, 2023. For parents
and relative caretakers eligible under section 256B.055, subdivision 3a, and adults without
children eligible under section 256B.055, subdivision 15, this section is effective January
1, 2023, or upon federal approval, whichever is later. The commissioner of human services
shall notify the revisor of statutes when federal approval is obtained.
new text end