MEMORANDUM

2009 Memorandums

IM-#14      03/05/09

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION
P.O. BOX 2320
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI
TO:
ALL COUNTY OFFICES
FROM:
VALERIE J. DAVIS, ACTING DIRECTOR
SUBJECT:
AFFORDABLE INSURANCE STANDARDS CHANGE FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR KIDS SCHIP PREMIUM PROGRAM;
MANUAL REVISION #10: SECTION 0920.020.10.05

DISCUSSION:

Effective April 1, 2009, the affordability standard for SCHIP Premium families is changed. Senate Bill 577 (2007) amended the affordability standard in Section 208.640 RSMo, basing the affordability standard upon a percentage of income for a family of three at 150%, 185%, or 225% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), depending upon the family’s gross income. Effective April 1, 2009, families with income between 150% and 300% of the FPL with access to health insurance must meet the following affordability guidelines:

Applications and Interim Changes

The affordability standards will be applied by the FAMIS system to any pending applications and case actions for April 1, 2009, and ongoing.

NECESSARY ACTION:

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2009 Memorandums