NAELA Comments on Maine Medicaid Waiver Application with Annuity Limits

The State of Maine submitted its application to CMS to request a new 1115 Waiver for its Medicaid program (MaineCare). This June, NAELA worked with Maine members on responding to two issues in the original proposal:

•    Limits to Annuities: The waiver would require an annuity to be equal to or greater than 80 percent of the individual’s life expectancy.
•    Ending of three-month retroactive Medicaid coverage.

Local Maine members had some success: the updated waiver application would no longer end retroactive coverage to those applying for long-term services and supports. Read NAELA's recent comments to CMS.