Expansion Launched January 1 with Robust Demand

Approximately 20,000 Montanans were enrolled as of December 31, 2015 in the State's Medicaid expansion, which launched January 1. Montana's expansion plan, referred to as the Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) program, is expected to cover an estimated 70,000 new adults and will be administered by the State's Third-Party Administrator, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, which is the nation's first commercial administrator of a Medicaid expansion program.