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Note: we are experiencing some printer problems that are delaying some notices and letters we send to Alaskans on public assistance. There will also be delays in EBT Quest and Denali KidCare card issuance for September 15-18th. We are working to fix this problem. Thank you for your patience.

Applying for Health Care Coverage?

There are several ways to apply for Medicaid (Denali KidCare and DenaliCare) and other Health Insurance Coverage. You can:

1.    (Through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace) OR

2.    (using your My Alaska account which is the same one you use to apply for a PFD.) This is the ARIES Self Service Portal (SSP), Click on ARIES-Public Assistance: People can currently apply for other types of MAGI Medicaid using this system. OR

3.     Download and print an application and mail, fax or drop it off at a Division of Public Assistance (DPA) office. OR

4.     Pick up and submit an application at a Public Assistance Office or with a fee agent in their village.

Note: other public assistance programs require interviews to apply- this one doesn’t.

Read the ARIES Informational Overview for a description of the new Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) rules used to determine DenaliCare/Denali KidCare eligibility and for a better understanding of the online application process in the myAlaska self-service portal (SSP).

MAGI rules are used to determine Medicaid eligibility for these categories:  Parents/Caretaker Relatives, Pregnant Women, Children under 19, Under 21, Former Foster Care, and the Expansion Group.



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