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How do I enroll for benefits?

Medicaid is a program for families and individuals who have income and resources within the established guidelines. Resources only apply to the aged, blind or disabled population within the established guidelines.

Listed below are some frequently asked questions. Just point and click on the question and a document containing the answer will be displayed.

Where do I obtain more information if I am approved?

Once eligibility has been determined, refer to the Member Information page listed on the left.

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What is the new Medicaid Expansion Program?

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 created a new national Medicaid minimum eligibility level that covers most Americans with household income up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.This new eligibility requirements is effective Jan. 1, 2014.

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What is MAGI?

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, in compliance with the Affordable Care Act, eligibility for Medicaid and KCHIP will be based on Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI). This includes most categories that previously were included in the Family Medicaid Assistance program. MAGI provides a standardized calculation of income.

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How do Individuals or Familes apply for Medical Assistance?

There is No Wrong Door in applying for assistance.  Individuals or families may apply for Medicaid in the following ways:

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Where do I obtain my Mail In Application?

You can get a mail in application on the Health Benefit Exchange.

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Who is included in the new Expanded Population?

Eligiblity is divided into five categories:

  1. Children under age 19;
  2. Pregnant women;
  3. Parents and Caretaker Relatives;
  4. Adults Age 19 - 64;
  5. Foster Care children after age 18 up to 26 that are not receiving Medicaid in another category.

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New Application for Medicare Savings Programs

Do you have Medicare?
Feb. 5, 2010

Kentucky Medicaid provides partial financial assistance with Medicare premiums, deductibles, or coinsurance - through the Medicare Savings Program (i.e., Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries, Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries, and Qualifying Individuals) - to certain low income Medicare beneficiaries who are not entitled to the full Medicaid benefit package.

By clicking on "Apply Now" you can fill out an application for the Kentucky Medicare Savings Program.


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Last Updated 12/18/2017