Maximizing Enrollment: Transforming State Health Coverage

The Foundation's initiative, Maximizing Enrollment for Kids: Making Medicaid and SCHIP Work, was designed to increase health insurance coverage of eligible but uninsured children in Medicaid and SCHIP by helping states improve their policies and procedures and to measure the impact of these changes.Under this project, Utah has set out four primary objectives, including an innovative approach to working with school districts to identify eligible children through the free/reduced lunch program data system, streamlining the application process; simplifying the renewal process and improving client education, and developing multicultural outreach strategies to reach, enroll and serve an increasingly diverse population. Although the state has made great strides to increase enrollment in recent years, participation in this program will help the state improve retention and reexamine existing policies that may pose barriers to enrollment, including an asset test and premium requirements now supported by the legislature.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $999,934.00

Awarded on: 2/11/2009

Time frame: 2/15/2009 - 2/28/2013

Grant Number: 65751

Grantee

State of Utah, Utah Department of Health

Cannon Health Building, 288 North 1460 West
P.O. Box 141010
Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-1010

801-538-6101
Website

Nate Checketts
Project Director

801-538-6101
Email