Health Insurance

What Oregonians need to know about the Medicaid income verification starting this month | state

SALEM — For the first time in three years people on the Oregon Health Plan and the Children’s Health Insurance Plan, the state’s Medicaid programs, could lose their coverage if their family income has gone up. The plans cover about one in three Oregonians.

Federal rules require states to periodically verify the incomes of people on Medicaid and remove them if their income exceeds the program limits. Income checks were suspended during the pandemic but are summing up this month, following a timeline set by Congress to wind down COVID-19 pandemic emergency measures.

The redetermination process

Who gets to keep Medicaid coverage?

Longer eligibility windows

Seeking a permanent fix