Alaska Medicaid Application Information
How to Apply for Medicaid
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Alaska Medicaid, known as Denali Care before 2014, is the easiest way to get government healthcare and medical coverage. The program provides benefits to low-income families and individuals including disabled, elderly, children, and pregnant women. Nearly 60 million Americans benefit from Medicaid program according to stats released by the federal government.
For most families and individuals enrolled in Medicaid, there is no monthly premium to pay. The federal government and the state government jointly covers the cost through various funding resources.
If you want to apply for Medicaid in Alaska, you will need to prove that you are eligible for the program. Once you establish your eligibility, the application process is straightforward.
For more information about the program, visit Alaska's Resource for Integrated Eligibility Services web portal. You can also learn more about the program and eligibility by visiting a Public Assistance office in your area. Use the this page to locate an office in your area.
To apply for Medicaid, you will need to prove your eligibility. The program provides benefits to the residents of Alaska who fall into one or more of the following Medicaid categories.
-Parents and caretakers
-Children under the age of 19 years
-Young adults (under 21 years of age)
-Former foster care children (age limit is 26 years)
Income limits for the program
For children under the age of 19 years, the household income must be less than 203 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
For pregnant women, the income limit is set at 200 percent of the FPL.
For parents and caretakers, the income limit for Medicaid is set at 129 percent of the FPL.
The FPL guidelines for Medicaid in Alaska are provided below.
-$14,720 for a household consisting of 1 person.
-$19,920 for a household consisting of 2 members.
-$25,120 for a household consisting of 3 members.
-$30,320 for a household consisting of 4 members.
-$35,520 for a household consisting of 5 members.
-$40,720 for a household consisting of 6 members.
-$45,920 for a household consisting of 7 members.
-$51,120 for a household consisting of 8 members.
For households with more than eight members, add $5,200 for each additional member to calculate FPL.
Learn more about eligibility for Alaska Medicaid by visiting this link and explore the various options under the More Help section.
Medicaid Application Instructions
You can apply for Alaska Medicaid in different ways. You can apply online, fill a paper form, or simply visit a local healthcare office for enrollment in Medicaid.
To apply for Medicaid online, you can to visit my.alaska.gov where you can complete an online enrollment application.
Alternatively, you can apply online for Medicaid through Healthcare.gov.
The online application is the fastest way to enroll in Medicaid in Alaska. However, if you don't have access to the internet, you can apply using any of the following methods as well.
Apply in person
You can apply for Alaska Medicaid by visiting your nearest local office in person. You can use this tool to find your nearest office for Medicaid. Alternatively, you can call a local office to learn about enrollment. Visit this page to find a contact number for Medicaid offices in Alaska.
Apply through mail
You can also apply for Medicaid using mail or fax. To do so, you will need to download and fill a paper application. You will then mail or fax it to your local Medicaid office. To download a paper application, visit this link.