Alaska Medicaid

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Medicaid/Medicare


December 19, 2018

Overview

Medicaid is a health insurance program for specified low-income target groups in Alaska. Potential recipients include children, pregnant women, the aged, blind, and/or disabled, and people who are eligible to receive Federally assisted income maintenance payments. Medicaid does not pay money to you, instead, it sends payments directly to your health care providers.

Administration

Alaska Medicaid is administered by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Alaska, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, be responsible for children under 19 years of age, or be 65 years of age or older.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $19,737
2 $26,627
3 $33,516
4 $40,405
5 $47,295
6 $54,184
7 $61,074
8 $67,990

*For households with more than eight people, add $6,916 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

To apply for this program, download a copy of the applicaion and mail it to your closest Public Assistance office:
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/features/org/application-gen50b.aspx

Contact:

1-888-318-8890

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