Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Administration Announces Partnership to Connect Medicaid Enrollees to Employment and Training Programs

The Medicaid Work Supports initiative will identify and connect Medicaid enrollees to resources that can help address barriers to employment and lead to more success in the workforce.  The initiative will create a more direct and systematic introduction to employment and training resources available to Pennsylvanians. When people are deemed eligible and enroll in a new Medicaid health plan, they will be asked if they are interested in help finding a job, training programs, and opportunities to get a high school diploma or GED. The referral system will help identify this population for the first time and create the opportunity for a meaningful, encouraging partnership between the managed care organizations (MCOs), the PA CareerLink® system, and the enrollee to facilitate connections to employment and success in the workforce. Individuals interested in learning more about these services will receive outreach either through PA CareerLinks®, their selected health plan or their local county assistance office to provide awareness of and referrals to resources and programs available in their local community. Learn more.