WAG 18-05-01-b: Ensuring Newborn Receives Medical for First 12 Months

PM 18-05-01-b

Deemed Newborns

new textNewborns whose mother was covered for HFS medical benefits for the newborn's birth are deemed eligible and are continuously eligible for medical benefits until they are a year old regardless of changes in income. The newborn's certification period will be set to end on the last day of the 13th month following their month of birth.

Example: Timmy is a deemed newborn with a birthdate of 5/18/2022. Timmy receives an initial certification period of: 5/1/2022 - 5/31/2023.