Work Requirement

Starting, January 1, 2020, Michigan law requires some people with Medicaid health care coverage through the Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) to work or do other activities, like job search, for at least 80 hours each month.  If you do not meet this requirement, you may lose your health care coverage.

You must report work or other activities if you:

  • Are between ages 19 and 62
  • Have Medicaid health care coverage through the Healthy Michigan Plan
  • Don’t have a reason to be exempt (excused from the new requirements)

To learn more about these requirements, please call McLaren Health Plan Customer Service at (888) 327-0671 (TTY: 711) or visit the Michigan Department of Health Human Services Healthy Michigan Plan website at,5668,7-326-90904---,00.html

Call us today, we are here to help you understand these work requirements!  We want to help you keep your health care coverage!


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If you have questions, contact us.

McLaren Health Plan
G-3245 Beecher Rd
Flint, MI 48532
(888) 327-0671 (TTY: 711)

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