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When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2020, Michigan Law required some people with the Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) medical coverage to work or do other activities for at least 80 hours each month to keep their coverage. Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren, is here to help people keep their coverage through things like job search, logging hours, and more.

To keep coverage under the new requirements, Healthy Michigan Plan members who are between the ages of 19 and 62 and are not exempt (excused) to report 80 hours each month of work or other activities. HMP members may use any combination of work-related activities including looking for a job or job training, perusing education or vocational training, attending rehab, volunteering, being involved in a Tribal employment program, or being involved in an unpaid workforce engagement such as an internship.

“We know how important health care coverage is. Our team wants to be a resource for those who are trying to keep their coverage with the new law requirements,” said Quin Braylock, Director of Operations at Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren.

People who are required to work or complete qualifying activities must report them on specific days online, by phone, or in person. If you are exempt from reporting, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will send you a letter that will explain when your exemption will end.

If you need support and resources to meet these requirements, go to and click on “Explore Resources.”

“We are ready to assist people with their job search, vocational training, earning an education or even logging their hours whenever they need us,” added Braylock.

For more information on how Michigan Works! can be a resource, visit the Benton Harbor, Dowagiac, or Paw Paw Michigan Works! Service Centers. Those looking to report or log their hours are invited to use our phones and computers to do so. Michigan Works! Service Centers are open Monday through Friday from 8-5 PM.

For more information or general questions, visit

Michigan Works! of Berrien, Cass, Van Buren is part of a statewide network of workforce development boards. Michigan Works! specializes in educating, training, and employing individuals of all ages. We work with local businesses to find out what keeps them up at night and help them tackle the most pressing challenges they may face, including attracting and retaining talent. For more information, visit


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