1) Register your intent to participate online
Work with an insurance representative (of your choice) that carries small business group health insurance. The representative should have the necessary information for you and your employees about the Access to Health Insurance program.
That information includes Access to Health Insurance brochures, Premium Assistance Applications, envelopes for the Premium Assistance Applications, and Privacy Notices.
You or your insurance representative should then register your intent to participate online and reserve slots for all adults (employees and spouses) applying for premium assistance. You do not have to reserve slots for children.
For example, if you have four employees and three spouses applying for premium assistance, register for seven slots.
Go to the AHI Web Registration page to register now.
The last page of the registration will give you a confirmation number. You should print this page for your records.
2) Submit applications
Health and Welfare will e-mail you or your insurance representative when it is time to submit applications. The person receiving that e-mail will be whoever is identified as the contact on the online registration.
Make sure all employees who would like premium assistance complete two applications: (1) an insurance application; and (2) a premium assistance application. Your insurance representative will provide you with the applications and envelopes for the employees to use to submit them.
The applications for insurance as well as any applications for premium assistance should be sent by the insurance representative to the Medicaid Eligibility Processing Center within 15 days of that e-mail notification. If this does not happen, you or your insurance representative will be required to re-register.
3) Make decisions
Your insurance representative will contact you once the applications have been processed to provide important insurance details to you, including the cost of the insurance and the number of employees who qualify for premium assistance.
Review all the information, discuss it with your employees, and decide whether to offer insurance. Inform your insurance representative of your decision.
4) Finalize enrollment
If you choose to participate, sign an Employer Agreement and return it to your insurance representative. If you have any questions about the Employer Agreement, please call the Medicaid Eligibility Processing Center at: 1-866-326-2485.
Watch for a letter from Health and Welfare confirming your participation in this program.