Time is running out for many Arizonans
Thousands of Arizonans have lost their health insurance coverage. Many Arizonans are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period on the Health Insurance Marketplace for loss of coverage. Click here to view resources on where to find help.
Changes to AHCCCS in response to COVID-19
There have been many changes to Arizona’s AHCCCS Medical Assistance program in response to COVID-19. A resourse in both Spanish and English provides more information, and will be updated as new information becomes available. Some of the important changes include:
- Persons will not lose medical benefits during the pandemic;
- Testing for COVID-19 and treatment are covered services;
- Persons will not have to pay premiums or co-pays for AHCCCS medical assistance during the pandemic.
Apply for AHCCCS Medical Assistance/KidsCare
On March 17, 2020, AHCCCS submitted a request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to waive certain Medicaid and KidsCare requirements in order to ensure ongoing access to care over the course of the COVID-19 outbreak. As of March 23, AHCCCS has received federal approval to implement programmatic changes to help ensure access to health care for vulnerable Arizonans. Click here to learn more.
HealthCare.Gov Special Enrollment Period
A Special Enrollment Period allows you to sign up for health insurance outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period. You qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you’ve had certain life events, including losing health coverage. Visit www.healthcare.gov to see if you can still get or change 2020 health coverage.
Governor Ducey Expands Telemedicine Coverage For Arizonans
Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order requiring health care insurance companies to expand telemedicine coverage for all service that would normally be covered in an in-person visit. It will remain in effect until the termination of the declared public health emergency.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Congress passed H.R. 6201 and was signed by President Trump on March 18. Key health coverage provisions ensures that all individuals, including those with private insurance, Medicare Advantage or Original Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, VA, FEHBP, and TRICARE, as well as the uninsured, will have access to tests at no cost.