Medicaid Update Part 3: Benefind and PATH

We’ve discussed Premiums, Dental and Vision Coverage, as well as Deductibles and My Rewards. In the final part of our series we’re going to be talking about Benefind and the new PATH program.

 

If you are currently receiving SNAP benefits, you should already have a Benefind account.  Benefind is an online portal that allows you to check all your benefits in one place. You can do things like determine if you are eligible for benefits, apply for benefits, access information about benefits you are currently receiving, report things like changes of address and more. Benefind is supposed to be a one top shop for your benefit information.

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The PATH program (Partnering to Advance Training and Health) is a community engagement requirement. Medicaid recipients that are not otherwise exempt must complete 80 hours of community engagement every month, or 20 hours per week.

 

Things like working a job, volunteering, care-giving, job training, education courses, substance abuse programs and more all count for the community engagement requirement. The Kentucky Health website gives information about community engagement. The link also gives information about volunteer opportunities.

 

It is important to remember that these requirements could start as early as July 1, 2018 and will be effective for the entire state of Kentucky by the end of the year. You should be receiving information, by mail, up to 90 days before the required start date. THIS MEANS YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED SOMETHING IN THE MAIL. Make sure you are checking your mailbox and opening all mail so you do not miss any important information.

 

If you have any questions about changes to coverage, getting enrolled or other insurance related questions, you can speak to one of our Enrollment Specialists in the Outreach & Enrollment Department by calling 502-772-5038.

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