Apple Health for workers with disabilities eligibility Medicaid State Plan Amendment 19-0026 Public Notice

Thu, 08/08/2019

Notice: Apple Health for workers with disabilities eligibility Medicaid State Plan Amendment 19-0026 Public Notice is now available online.

Description: The Health Care Authority intends to submit SPA 19-0026 to implement Substitute House Bill (SHB) 1199. Effective January 1, 2020, SHB 1199 amends RCW 74.09.540 to modify financial eligibility requirements for the Apple Health for Workers with Disabilities (HWD) program. Currently, the income limit for HWD is 220% of the federal poverty level (FPL), and the age limit is 65 years of age. Effective January 1, 2020, no test for income or age will be used when determining eligibility. For the general population, income will be used only when determining the monthly premium requirement for maintaining eligibility.