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Beneficiaries who fail to pay premium payments for two consecutive months will receive a Cost Share penalty, also called a non-payment penalty, which may lead to suspension from their MCO for six months.
Beneficiaries who fail to complete and report their required PATH Community Engagement hours will receive a PATH Community Engagement suspension.
For more information and examples of good cause exemptions, beneficiaries should contact their MCO.
Kentucky HEALTH beneficiaries who chose to withdraw their Medicaid case receive a voluntary withdraw penalty which is applied to the Medicaid Head of Household and lasts for six months.
Kentucky HEALTH beneficiaries who fail to complete recertification by the certification end and fail to reapply during the 90-day grace period may be subject to the recertification penalty that lasts for six months.
Kentucky HEALTH beneficiaries must report changes regarding their Medicaid eligibility within 30 days of becoming aware of the change. Failure to report changes within 30 days. This penalty will only apply to failure to report changes that result in the loss of Medicaid eligibility.
For more information about good cause exemptions, beneficiaries should contact their MCO.
DCBS services are administered through nine service regions and offices serving all 120 Kentucky counties. In addition, DCBS uses a network of contract officials to deliver services, such as child care. Service is enhanced through a close relationship and coordination with community partners.
Find your local DCBS office
Learn more about DCBS
Benefind: Beneficiaries can view their benefits and report changes on benefind
Citizen Connect: Beneficiaries can take courses, find volunteer opportunities, and submit their PATH Community Engagement hours on Citizen Connect
KOG: Beneficiaries should use KOG to create a Citizen Connect account
Learn more about your benefits and how you may be impacted by Kentucky HEALTH by contacting your Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)
Humana CareSource: 1-855-852-7005
Passport Health Plan: 1-800-578-0603
Kentucky Career Centers (KCC)
are community resource centers that support and promote community engagement
outcomes across Kentucky. They provide a variety of free resources to job
seekers across the Commonwealth with offices in over 60 Kentucky counties. KCCs
refer to the network or one-stop-shop Career Centers that provide employment,
training, and educational opportunities to citizens.
Find your local KCC
Learn more about KCCs
Assisters are certified to help beneficiaries understand Kentucky HEALTH eligibility and requirements, report PATH Community Engagement hours, and more. Assisters can also refer beneficiaries to local resources in communities around Kentucky
Kentucky’s Community Health Centers, also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), are part of a national movement of non-profit, community-directed providers of primary care, which may include pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, dentistry, behavioral health, substance abuse treatment, and school-based health. Specialty services may also be provided as needed by their communities. Find a local Kentucky Community Health Center