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Healthy Families to Medi-Cal Transition Checklist

February 26, 2013
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Children will transition to Medi-Cal throughout 2013. State officials are giving the following estimated dates.

  • If your child’s Healthy Families plan also provides Medi-Cal, your child will remain in the same plan. You should have received a transition letter in November 2012, followed by a letter and a welcome packet in December 2012. Your child is estimated to transition no sooner than January.
  • If your child’s Healthy Families plan subcontracts with Medi-Cal, your child will be enrolled in a county Medi-Cal plan. Expect to receive transition information in February and March. Your child is estimated to transition no sooner than April.
  • If your child’s Healthy Families plan is not affiliated with Medi-Cal, your child will be enrolled in a county Medi-Cal plan. Expect to receive transition information in June and July. Your child is estimated to transition no sooner than August.
  • If you live in a county that does not provide Medi-Cal, your child will receive services through Medi-Cal’s fee-for-service delivery system plan. Expect to receive transition information in July and August. Your child is estimated to transition in September.

In a nutshell:

  • Watch for letters with important news about your child’s move to Medi-Cal, as well as a beneficiary identification card and a new health plan card.
  • Before and during the transition, continue to pay Healthy Families premiums. Also respond to letters about your Healthy Families Eligibility Review. Give Healthy Families any change of address or phone number.
  • Questions? Contact the Health Care Help Center (1-888-466-2219) or contact your health insurance plan, a community organization or a certified application assistant. Double-check before a visit that your doctor accepts Medi-Cal.