Information related to COVID-19
The Agency for Health Care Administration and Department of Children and Families have been working together to ensure current Medicaid recipients maintain benefits during the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) state of emergency. To that end, we are taking the following actions.
Maintain Medicaid Eligibility
Florida Medicaid Coverage has been extended until the end of the state of emergency. This means no Medicaid recipient will lose Medicaid eligibility during the state of emergency. Letters are being sent to recipients to let them know that their Medicaid has been extended.
Extend Time to Complete Medicaid Application
During this state of emergency, individuals applying for Medicaid may be unable to submit all the documentation required to process their application. Beginning with applications received in February 2020, we are extending the timeframe for individuals to submit any necessary paperwork to 120 days
from the date the application was received. If the Medicaid application is approved, the individual’s Medicaid eligibility effective date will still be the first day of the month that the initial application was received. See example below.
|Date Initial Application Received
||Deadline to submit all Paperwork
||Medicaid eligibility effective date
|March 7, 2020
||July 4, 2020
||March 1, 2020
For updates on implementing these policy initiatives, please visit our COVID-19 information site at https://myflfamilies.com/covid19/access.shtml
or contact the Department of Children and Families at 850-300-4323 (TTY 1-800-955-8771).
Sample Letters to Recipients
Information about Medicaid Health Plans