Iovan in Lansing State Journal: Lost health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic? Here are your options

July 20, 2020 | In The Media, Lansing State Journal

The words "insured" and "uninsured", with "uninsured" circled in red.“You’re living during an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, and you just lost your employer-sponsored health insurance. What do you do?” writes Kristan Obeng in today’s Lansing State Journal. Obeng quotes Samantha Iovan, a senior analyst at CHRT, in her guidance for Michiganders.

“We are fortunate we have expanded Medicaid coverage in our state,” says Iovan, who believes many Michiganders who lose their jobs will be eligible. After a job loss, Michiganders have 60 days to apply for Medicaid health insurance coverage through If they miss that window, they may have to wait until open enrollment begins on November 1, 2020.