Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: COVID-19 MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED (MHABD) TICKET TO WORK HEALTH ASSURANCE (TWHA) PREMIUM REDUCTION DUE TO THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT (FFCRA)
MANUAL REVISION # MHABD Standards Appendix J
On March 18, 2020, HR 6021 Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (Pub. L. 116-127) was signed into law. Section 6008 of the FFCRA states eligibility requirements will not be more restrictive than they were in January 01, 2020.
Effective April 01, 2020 and ongoing during the COVID-19 National Emergency period, the premium rate increase with the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) adjustment, will be reduced back to the premium rate tables required as of January 01, 2020. This change is effective immediately, and impacts all TWHA premium level participants as well as new TWHA approvals since April 01, 2020.
Participants will be notified of the premium reduction, and corrected invoices will be generated as needed. Participants will also be notified of the effective date of the premium rate increase back to the FPL 2020 premium amounts when the public health emergency ends.
Appendix J has been revised to reflect the premium rate requirements for TWHA participants during this time.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.