New Population: Adopted Children

Date: 10/13/16

Adopted Children - Managed Care Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What’s Happening?

  • Beginning January 1, 2017, families who receive adoption assistance will be required to get their child’s Medicaid benefits through a Managed Care Plan (MCP).
  • ODM will contact adoptive parent to enroll their children in managed care.

How do I select a plan?

  • Adoption - the adoptive parent(s) will receive an enrollment notice notifying them of the requirement to enroll in managed care. They will make a selection for the child by calling the Ohio Medicaid Consumer Hotline at 1-800-324-8680 or through the hotline’s website ( If a selection is not made, the child will be assigned to a plan based on information know about the child, such as prior fee-for-service medical services.
  • For more information, please refer to the Ohio Department of Medicaid website at

What’s Next?

  • Now is the time to choose Buckeye Health Plan for your child’s health insurance. Visit or call the Medicaid hotline at 1-800-324-8680.
  • Enjoy benefits like these as a Buckeye member, all at no charge to you!
    • Medical care
    • Rides to appointments
    • New glasses
    • Prescriptions
    • Behavioral counseling
  • Earn rewards dollars when your family practices healthy behaviors!

For more information about Buckeye Health Plan, visit or call 1-866-246-4358.