Have you heard people talking about “Medicaid Unwinding?” Regardless of whether you or your family is on Medicaid, this is a significant event that everyone should be aware of.
In early 2020, Congress put into place protections for people enrolled in Medicaid to ensure that they were able to stay covered during the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy, called the continuous coverage requirement, was originally linked to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). This coverage requirement has ended, and it’s expected that 265,000 North Carolinians are going to be removed from Medicaid and NC Health Choice (North Carolina’s CHIP Program) and will need to find other insurance coverage because of the policy ending.
We are pleased to have Eva Fulcher, Deputy Director for Member Operations for NC Medicaid, join us for a virtual session to give an overview of what is happening and how NC is handling this major undertaking.
Eva is the Deputy Director of Member Operations for Medicaid. Member Operations includes Medicaid eligibility policy, coordination with NC FAST, Member Managed Care and Enrollment Broker management and Customer Service oversight. Eva brings more than 27 years of management and supervisory experience to the role, with a deep background in Medicaid eligibility policy development and implementation, project management oversight, system process improvement and local DSS oversight. Eva joined NC Medicaid in September 2014 as a Medicaid Policy Consultant, served as an Operational Support Team (OST) representative for several years and as the Policy/County Operations manager. Before coming to NC Medicaid, Eva worked for 10 years at Alamance County Social Services as an Economic Services Supervisor and five years with Alamance-Caswell Area Mental Health.
Electronic meal gift cards will be provided to those who attend the session.