Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (CHIP) AGE OUTS WILL NOW CLOSE DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY PERIOD
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provided clarification that CHIP premium levels of coverage (CHIP 73, CHIP 74, and CHIP 75) should close when the participant ages out of the program (age 19), during the COVID-19 period.
On August 10th, 2020, MEDES will begin the closure process for approximately 900 participants that are active on CHIP 73, CHIP 74, or CHIP 75, and have already turned 19.
Moving forward, the system will identify participants that are turning 19 and receive CHIP 73, CHIP 74, or CHIP 75 25 days prior to their 19th birthday in order to end date any Extended Eligibility Evidence (EEE), allow proper Adverse Action notices to generate, and notify the participant the coverage will close.
Ex Partes will continue to be conducted as needed.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.