End of PHE – Apple Health (Medicaid) Changes
The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) ended on May 11. This change impacts eligibility for Medicaid coverage, as the Washington State Health Care Authority will no longer automatically extend Apple Health plans.
During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) extended coverage for all Apple Health clients. With the end of the PHE and the passing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, the HCA has resumed redetermination efforts and reinstated it’s pre-PHE process, including requiring annual proof of Apple Health (Medicaid) eligibility starting with individuals with a renewal/redetermination date of April 1, 2023. The HCA will spend the next 12 months re-certifying clients’ eligibility for Apple Health based on each individual client’s renewal date.
If you’re an Apple Health client, you will need to take action on renewal notices received starting April 1, 2023.
Make sure your contact information is up to date with NOHN, the HCA and your managed care provider so you don’t miss important notices about your coverage.
North Olympic Healthcare Network (NOHN)
360-452-7891 (text or call)
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Community Health Plan of Washington
Molina Healthcare of Washington
United Healthcare Community Plan