Working Healthy Medicaid Buy-In Program

 

    Stick figure using a wheelchair with Sunflower- WORK Logo

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.

 

Working Healthy -- Additional information about Working Healthy, website, and contact information     

Other Employment Supports


Benefits Specialists can explain program eligibility, calculate monthly premiums, help consumers understand how Working Healthy participation and employment can affect other benefits, and connect consumers with other resources.  


WORK Opportunities Reward Kansans (WORK) -- Information about these services for people who enroll in Working Healthy and need personal Services.

Supports and Training for Employing People Successfully (STEPS) -- New program of supports and training to assist people to explore, achieve and maintain employment.