Working Healthy Medicaid Buy-In Program

Working Healthy - Making Health Care Work

Many people with disabilities want to work but worry that doing so could jeopardize their vital health and long term care coverage. Working Healthy offers people with disabilities who are working or interested in working the opportunity to get or keep Medicaid coverage while on the job. Through Working Healthy people can earn more, save more, achieve their career goals, and still maintain their health coverage.

Working Healthy is a Medicaid program. To qualify for this program, a person must:

  • Have a disability determined by Social Security;
  • Be no younger than 16 and no older than 64;
  • Be employed (earning more than $65 per month, federal minimum wage or better, FICA withholding from wages or pay SECA if self-employed);
  • Have total countable income of less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Level;
  • Not be receiving Home and Community Based Services;
  • Not be an SSI recipient;
  • Not be living in a nursing facility; and
  • Have countable resources that are less than $15,000.

Benefits Specialists are available to discuss Working Healthy and provide benefits planning and analysis regarding the effects of earnings on cash (Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income) and medical benefits (Medicare and Medicaid).