RD433 - Medicaid Workforce Referral Program Update – October 1, 2020

Executive Summary:

The General Assembly tasked DMAS with collaborating with the Department of Social Services (DSS) and state workforce agencies to create a system to facilitate Medicaid Expansion member access and referrals to employment and workforce development resources. Through this process, DMAS was introduced to the new statewide Workforce Data Trust and Referral Portal platform that DSS is utilizing to meet requirements of their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) populations. Seeing that this existing resource could be of benefit to the Medicaid population and address the intent of this mandate, DMAS met with the Office of the Chief Workforce Advisor to discuss opportunities for collaboration.