Baldwin, Big Rapids, Cadillac, Grant, McBain and White Cloud

  Contact Administration : (231) 745-2743

Work Requirements

Starting January 1, 2020, Michigan law requires some people with Medicaid health care coverage through the Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) to work or do other activities, like job search, for at least 80 hours each month. You will need to report your work or activities each month. If you do not meet this requirement, you may lose your HMP coverage. You can reapply once you meet the requirement but will have a one-month penalty.

You must report work or other activities if you:

  • Are between ages 19 and 62
  • Have Medicaid health care coverage through the Healthy Michigan Plan
  • Don’t have a reason to be exempt (excused) from the new requirement
Activities that Qualify:
You may use any combination of these work or other activities to meet the requirement:

  • Job or income
  • Job search
  • Student
  • Job training
  • Tribal Employment Program
  • Rehab (substance use disorder treatment)
  • Volunteering or internship

Some People Will Qualify for an Exemption (Excuse)

If the state has not determined you qualify yet for an exemption, you must request this by completing form MSA-1905. This must be submitted no later than January 31, 2020.

You are exempt (excused) from reporting if you:

  • Are pregnant or were pregnant within the last two months
  • Are the main caretaker for a family member under the age of six (one parent per household)
  • Are a full-time student
  • Are under age 21 and were in Michigan Foster Care
  • Are medically frail (disabled, living in a nursing home, have complex medical conditions, a victim of domestic violence or homeless)
  • Have a serious medical illness or are hospitalized
  • Receiving unemployment benefits
  • Get disability payments
  • Have a medical condition that limits work (requires a note from a medical provider)
  • Care for a dependent with a disability–requires a note from a medical provider (one claim per household)
  • Care for a person who cannot make decisions for themselves (one claim per household)
  • Receive food or cash assistance from MDHHS

*Exemptions are self-attested but you must be able to prove you qualify if audited

How to Report

Family Health Care has trained staff to assist with online reporting. There is a kiosk at each clinic. MichiganWorks is a partner with MDHHS and has computers available. Also check with your local libraries.

When to Report

To keep HMP health care coverage, people who are required to work or complete qualifying activities must report as follows:

If you completed work or other activities in: You must report work or activities to MDHHS between:
January January 11*-February 28
February February 11-March 31
March March 11-April 30
April April 11-May 31
May May 11-June 30
June June 11-July 31
July July 11-August 31
August August 11-September 30
September September 11-October 31
October October 11-November 30
November November 11-December 31
December December 11-January 31

*For January 2020 work and other activities, you can tell us about those activities between January 25 and February 29, 2020.

For Questions or Problems

Call the Beneficiary Help Line at 800-642-3195 or TTY 866-501-5656

Certified Specialists are Ready to Help

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff offer flexible appointment times for all community members, not just patients of Family Health Care.

Baldwin: (231) 745-0437

Cadillac/McBain: (231) 876-6583

Grant: (231) 834-9781

White Cloud: (231) 689-7676