NC Medicaid Managed Care health plans

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Most people in NC Medicaid must enroll in a Standard Plan in the NC Medicaid Managed Care program. But health care choices depend on the person’s specific situation.

Who qualifies for a Standard Plan?

  • Most families and children
  • Children who get NC Health Choice
  • Pregnant women
  • People who are blind or disabled and do not get Medicare
  • Federally recognized tribal members or others who qualify for services through Indian Health Service (IHS)

Who qualifies for the EBCI Tribal Option?

  • Federally recognized tribal members or others who qualify for services through Indian Health Service (IHS) who live in the following counties: Buncombe, Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Swain, Transylvania

Who qualifies for a Tailored Plan?

  • People who get Innovations Waiver services
  • People who get Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver services
  • People who may have a mental health disorder, substance use disorder, intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Tailored Plan auto-enrollment began August 15, 2022. If you are auto-enrolled in a Tailored Plan or have the option to choose a Tailored Plan, you will receive a notice in the mail. Tailored Plans will start December 1, 2022.

Who qualifies for NC Medicaid Direct?

  • Children/youth in foster care
  • Children/youth who get adoption assistance
  • Children who get Community Alternatives Program for Children (CAP/C) services
  • Federally recognized tribal members or others who qualify for services through Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • Former foster care youth
  • People in the Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) program
  • People in the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
  • People who are medically needy
  • People who get Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA) services
  • People who get Family Planning Medicaid only
  • People who get Medicaid and Medicare
  • People who may have a mental health disorder, substance use disorder, intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI)

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