If your income increases, many people incorrectly assume they are no longer eligible for MAGI Medi-Cal. That is not the case. Medi-Cal is based on your monthly income, not necessarily your annual income. Just because you had an unexpected bump in your hours for one month, does not mean you are no longer eligible. Just report the change to Medi-Cal and let them make the determination. The same applies if you receive a one-time lump sum income amount. These types of events are not necessary counted against you.
Report A Change
Posts related to reporting a change to either your health plan or Covered California, Medi-Cal, how to do it, when to make it, what to report.
Many Californians have realized that when they report a change to their Covered California accounts during the year they are hit with higher health insurance premiums. This occurs when the change reported is after a consumer’s birthday. Any change within the Covered California CalHEERS online enrollment program automatically triggers the application for health insurance to be resubmitted for an eligibility determination. The new eligibility is calculated as of the individual’s age at the time of the reported change.
Covered California will be updating the enrollment software between October 13th and November 4th, 2014. This update disables the Report a Change function preventing consumers from adding a family member through either birth or adoption. Covered California has published escalation procedures for Certified Insurance Agents and Certified Enrollment Counselors to use when they need to […]