Bill No.: HB0092 Drafter: JWL


LSO No.: 09LSO-0249 Effective Date: 7/1/2009


Enrolled Act No.: HEA0066


Chapter No.: 107


Prime Sponsor: Representative Landon


Catch Title: Long-term care partnership program.


Subject: Implements a Medicaid/private long term care insurance program.


Summary/Major Elements:


         Current Medicaid law requires that a person liquidate non-exempt property in order to qualify for Medicaid long-term care coverage.


         This act:


         Creates the Wyoming Long-Term Care Partnership Program to encourage the purchase of qualified private long-term care insurance;


         Provides a mechanism for individuals to qualify for coverage of long-term care needs under Medicaid without first being required to substantially exhaust their resources;


         Provides eligibility for long-term care under Medicaid, while disregarding the value of assets equal to benefits received under a private long-term care policy;


         Directs the Department of Health to request a Medicaid state plan amendment by January 1, 2010 to implement the program;


         Provides for coordination and reciprocity with long-term care partnership programs in other states.




Creates the Wyoming Long-Term Care Partnership Program.