On January 1, 2016, MIChild will become a Medicaid expansion program. The MIChild name will still be used in most communications, but you will now be eligible for all Medicaid covered services. This transition will provide increased benefits and improved access for beneficiaries. These changes will also affect how the MIChild program is administered by MDHHS and its partners.

Will eligibility for MIChild change?

No.  If you are currently eligible for MIChild you will remain eligible for MIChild.

How will I get care after January 1, 2016?

There will be no gap in coverage, but how you use your coverage will change.  Today, to use your MIChild coverage you show your MIChild ID card and your health plan card to get most services.  Starting on January 1, 2016, you will not use your MIChild ID card anymore.