COVID-19 Update: Medicaid Purchase Plan Work Requirement Suspended

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Updates for local agencies, community-based organizations, and providers who provide assistance to members of Wisconsin's health and nutrition public assistance programs.

COVID-19 Update: Medicaid Purchase Plan Work Requirement Suspended

To protect health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the work requirement for the Medicaid Purchase Plan is temporarily suspended for applicants and members, effective immediately. Members will not lose their Medicaid Purchase Plan benefits if they are unable to work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although the work requirement is suspended, members still need to communicate with their agency about changes in employment, even if the change is temporary. Members must let their agency know of any changes to their income, assets, medical expenses, number of people in the household, or job within 10 days of the change.

Members will be sent a letter notifying them of this change. They will receive another letter once the work requirement is reinstated.

COVID-19 Information

For the latest information about COVID-19 in Wisconsin, we encourage you to frequently monitor the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website for updates and to follow @DHSWI on Facebook and Twitter and dhs.wi on Instagram. Additional information can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.