DeKalb to host second Medicaid re-enrollment event

After a successful event that helped hundreds of residents re-establish health insurance last year, DeKalb County officials said they are planning another session to assist with Medicaid re-enrollment.

“We’re partnering with the DeKalb County office of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and other state and local agencies to help residents access essential healthcare coverage,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond.

The free event will be held Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2994 Turner Hill Road in Stonecrest at the building which was the former Sam’s Club. Like last year’s event, professionals will be on hand and computers and other equipment will be available for those looking to re-enroll into Medicaid, stated officials.

The event comes on the heels of hundreds of thousands of people being ousted from the program nationally because of state system errors, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

“To date, approximately 500,000 Georgia residents have lost Medicaid coverage, and the majority of enrollees are children,” said Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford, healthcare advisor to Thurmond. “Our first re-enrollment event in November served hundreds of residents, and we will continue our partnership to ensure that Georgia’s adults and children receive critical healthcare.”

Residents who wish to re-enroll are encouraged to bring the following documents to help with the process:

• Pay stubs or copies of paychecks showing gross income
• Social Security income award letter or unemployment benefits letter
• Applications for other benefits, such as unemployment or disability benefits
• Verification of any new family members being added to coverage, including citizenship, residency or income

Officials said they are also partnering with Emory Healthcare, PeachState, PeachCare for Kids, Caresource and Amerigroup for the event.

Because many residents throughout Georgia have been disenrolled from Medicaid coverage during Georgia’s redetermination process, all DeKalb County residents who receive Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids services are urged to log into their account at www.gateway.ga.gov to confirm their contact information and check the status of their coverage, stated officials.

Anyone wishing to re-enroll during the event is asked to pre-register at www.dekalbcountyga.gov/medicaid.

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