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The Healthy Families Program

Advisory on the Healthy Families Program Transition to Medi-Cal

9/26/12

Beginning in January 2013, the Healthy Families Program will be phased out and all of the children in that program will be transitioned into the Medi-Cal Program. This was done to consolidate the two health programs into one program. The transition will occur in four phases and it is estimated to be completed at the end of 2013, but the transition could go longer.

During this transition, the families of children enrolled in the Healthy Families Program will receive a notice from the State at least two months prior to the change in their child's coverage. It is also important to note that no child will lose their health coverage, nor will their premiums increase as a result of this transition. Some families may have to change their health plan or doctors, but will they will continue to have comprehensive health care coverage.

The advisory is to inform CSEA members who may have their children enrolled in the Healthy Families Program of the transition, and to alert them to watch for letters from the State about the changes and what their next steps will be. Also attached to this email is a flyer that many children's organizations are using to inform their membership about this transition. Please feel free to use the flyers below in your outreach on this important issue.

Flyer: What families should know about the changes to the Healthy Familes Program (English)

Flyer: What families should know about the changes to the Healthy Familes Program (Spanish)