Medi-Cal Recipients to be Terminated without Annual Re-Determination

LA Department of Public Social Services to Begin Issuing Termination Letters to Medi-Cal Recipients

February 29, 2016

Beginning March 2016, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) will begin sending Notice of Action letters to Medi-Cal recipients, terminating benefits for those who have not completed their Annual Redetermination forms or provided incomplete renewals between July 2015 and March 2016.

Medi-Cal recipients are expected to complete an Annual Redetermination form in order to renew their health insurance benefits for another year. For those beneficiaries who haven’t completed a renewal in the last 12 months, be on the lookout for any mail coming from DPSS as it may contain a Notice of Action letter. Failure to respond to DPSS will result in termination of Medi-Cal benefits and loss of your health insurance.

If you have moved in the last year, call your DPSS Eligibility Worker and let them know your new address. This is important to ensuring you receive DPSS letters and maintain your health insurance benefits.

If you receive a Notice of Action letter and are unsure of what to do, talk to an APHCV Enrollment Worker. APHCV Enrollment Workers are certified enrollment counselors who can help you with all of the paperwork to keep your Medi-Cal benefits. Simply call for more information.

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