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Targeted Enrollment Strategies

In response to CMS guidance provided on May 17, 2013 (PDF, 206.71 KB) , many states have adopted one or more of the targeted enrollment strategies designed to facilitate enrollment of eligible individuals in Medicaid/Children's Health Insutrance Program (CHIP). States can choose among 5 strategies identified:
  1. Implementing Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) rules on October 1st.
  2. Extending the renewal period for certain individuals.
  3. Facilitating enrollment through administrative transfers of eligibility data from other programs.
  4. Enrolling parents based on children’s eligibility.
  5. Adopting 12 months of continuous eligibility (without regard to changes in circumstances) for parents and other adults through the Medicaid section 1115 waiver authority. (States already have this option for children without need for a waiver.)

The following table outlines the new targeted enrollment strategies states have elected to adopt to date.

New State Medicaid & CHIP Targeted Enrollment Strategies (As of August 1, 2014)
State Strategy 1:
Early MAGI (15)
Strategy 2:
Delayed Renewals & Date of Completion (36)
Strategy 3:
Facilitating Enrollment through  Administrative Data Transfer (7)
Strategy 4:
Enrolling Parents Based on Children’s  Eligibility (4)
Strategy 5:
Adopting 12-month Continuous Eligibility for Parents/Other Adults
Alabama Approved - May 2014 (CHIP)
Alaska
Arkansas Approved - September 2014 Approved - SNAP to Medicaid transfer
California Approved - June 2014 Approved - SNAP to Medicaid transfer Approved
Colorado Approved
Connecticut Approved - June 2015
Delaware Approved - September 2014
District of Columbia Approved Approved - December 2014
Florida Approved - June 2014 (Medicaid);
Approved - October 2014 (CHIP)
Georgia Approved - September 2014 (Medicaid); Approved - June 2014 (CHIP)
Hawaii Approved Approved - June 2014 (MAGI pops)
Idaho Approved - April 2014
Illinois Approved Approved - June 2014 Approved - SNAP to Medicaid transfer
Kansas Approved Approved - November 2014
Kentucky Approved - June 2014
Louisiana Approved Approved - December 2015
Maryland Approved - December 2014
Massachusetts Approved - September 2015
Michigan Approved - September 2014 Approved - SNAP to Medicaid transfer
Minnesota Approved - March 2015
Mississippi Approved - December 2015
Missouri Approved Approved - September 2014
Montana Approved - September 2014
Nevada Approved Approved – September 2015
New Jersey Approved Approved - December 2015 Approved - SNAP to Medicaid transfer Approved
North Carolina Approved - June 2014
North Dakota Approved - June 2014
Ohio Approved - December 2015
Oklahoma Approved Approved - April 2014
Oregon Approved Approved - December 2014 Approved - SNAP to Medicaid transfer Approved
Pennsylvania Approved Approved for CHIP - June 2014
Rhode Island Approved - December 2015
South Carolina Approved - December 2015
Tennessee Approved - July 2015
Vermont Approved - September 2014
Virginia Approved
Washington Approved Approved – April 2014
West Virginia Approved Approved - March 2015 Approved - SNAP to Medicaid transfer Approved
Wyoming Approved - June 2014
Totals 15 36 7 4