FAQ: Things to Know About North Carolina Managed Medicaid

What is changing and what does it mean for most Medicaid participants?

  • North Carolina is expected to change how it provides health insurance for most Medicaid participants. If you are eligible for Medicaid, the State will ask you to select a new health plan when this change occurs. 
  • There are four choices: AmeriHealth Caritas, Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthy Blue, United Healthcare, and WellCare. Each offers the same basic benefits.
  • Hospital and physician networks for each plan are still being finalized, and we can’t confirm yet which networks we will be part of.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services has suspended the February 1, 2020 Go Live date and has not announced a new date for the change. 

When does open enrollment take place for NC Medicaid?

New Open Enrollment dates have not been scheduled.

When does this change begin?

New plans were scheduled to take effect on February 1, 2020 but this date has been suspended and a new date is still pending. You will have access as usual to your Wake doctor until the new plans are implemented.