Louisiana Medicaid has a new health plan beginning January 1, 2023. This includes the current five health plans – Aetna Better Health, AmeriHealth Caritas, Healthy Blue Louisiana, Louisiana Healthcare Connections, and UnitedHealthcare, plus a sixth health plan, Humana Healthy Horizons. Members may be assigned to a different health plan but this does not affect Medicaid coverage. Member’s dental health plans will not change.
All members will get a letter from Healthy Louisiana in November explaining any changes. Before the January 1, 2023 launch, most Medicaid members will be auto-assigned a health plan. The letter will tell members what their current health plan is and what their auto-assigned health plan is. The letter will also tell members how and when they can make changes to their health plan.
In this auto-assignment, some members may be assigned to a health plan that is different from their current health plan. The auto-assignment changes will not be effective until January 1, 2023, and the member will have an opportunity to make changes. Changes made to enrollment between November 8 and December 29, 2022, will be effective starting January 1, 2023. Members will be able to make changes to their health plan until March 31, 2023.
Health plan and dental plan changes can be made by visiting the Healthy Louisiana website (myplan.healthy.la.gov); using the Healthy Louisiana mobile app; calling 1-855-229-6848; or completing the paper enrollment form that is mailed to members and following the directions on the form to return it. Updated information is available at the Medicaid member health plan enrollment page, here.