Medicaid Basics

Here you'll find a brief overview of what Medicaid is and what role Blue Cross Complete of Michigan plays in your Medicaid-based health care.

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a government-funded program that provides health coverage to qualified, low-income Michigan residents, including families with children and pregnant women, medically needy individuals, the elderly and people with disabilities.

What is Blue Cross Complete?

Blue Cross Complete is a health care plan contracted with the state of Michigan. We help Medicaid members get the health care they need in 32 Michigan counties in the Lower Peninsula. View our Overview Brochure to learn more about the programs and services available. For more information about our mission and values, visit our About Blue Cross Complete page.

How do I sign up for Medicaid?

Visit MI Bridges to apply for benefits, check your eligibility status, manage your account and explore resources. If you’re eligible for Medicaid or Healthy Michigan Plan health care coverage, call Michigan ENROLLS at 1-888-367-6557 (TTY: 1-888-263-5897) to select a health plan.

Blue Cross Complete Medicaid programs

The following Medicaid programs are administered by Blue Cross Complete.

What do you get with a Blue Cross Complete card?

The blue cross and blue shield are recognized and trusted symbols of quality coverage. We're committed to getting and keeping Michigan well. We strive to be your complete resource for your health care needs.

With Blue Cross Complete, you get more than great medical benefits. You get the care and personal service Blues members have come to expect. We also offer tips to help keep you well and other support and services to make it easier to manage your health.

In addition to Michigan's Medicaid benefits, your card provides:

  • Access to many of Michigan's top doctors, specialists and facilities
  • Programs to help you prevent and manage illnesses, such as asthma and diabetes
  • Transportation services for rides to your medical appointments or to pick up prescriptions and durable medical equipment
  • Exclusive discounts on healthy products and services through our Blue365® discount program. Just log in to your account to view and redeem the discounts
  • Newsletters and reminders to keep you informed about your benefits, remind you of important health care screenings you may need and offer ideas for staying healthy