Medicaid in North Carolina is changing. Beginning July 1, 2020, North Carolina Medicaid will move to Prepaid Health Plans. Approximately 1.6 million of the current 2.3 million Medicaid beneficiaries will transition to NC Medicaid Managed Care. Four health plans are available to residents in northeastern North Carolina. On March 1, 2021, notifications were sent to approximately 4,000 Dare County Medicaid beneficiaries informing them that the Open Enrollment period runs from March 15, 2021 through May 15, 2021. To date, a little more than 3% of beneficiaries have selected a plan. If you are on Medicaid, during this time you need to select a health plan. If you do not select a plan, after May 15, 2021, you will be assigned a health plan.
To help you make a decision on which plan to choose, Dare County Social Services has partnered with AmeriHealth Caritas of North Carolina, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina, and WellCare of North Carolina to offer drive-thru Medicaid educational events. Participants will learn what each of the plans offer and be able to ask questions.
There will be two events in Dare County to choose from:
- Friday, April, 23, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Dare Center, Manteo
- Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Fessenden Center, Buxton
For more information or questions, contact Dare County Social Services at 252.475.5500.