Shriver Center FAQ on COVID-19 Medicaid Enrollment

May 14, 2020

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law and other consumer advocate groups have published a COVID-19 FAQ for Illinois Enrollment Assisters. The document answers a number of questions about Medicaid enrollment flexibilities during the COVID-19 emergency, including:
The new Medicaid Adult Presumptive Eligibility (PE) program for MAGI adults;

  • Medicaid Spenddown;
  • Medically urgent cases escalation process;
  • Redeterminations;
  • Suspension of copayments and premiums; and
  • Impact of Public Charge rule on applying for Medicaid.

The FAQ also provides links to guidance released by the Illinois Dept. of Healthcare & Family Services and the Illinois Dept. of Human Services on Medicaid eligibility.