Skip to Main Content


Illinois Financial Alignment Demonstration (Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative)

12/19/14 - The Illinois Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) and Medigap Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) posted.

On February 22, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the State of Illinois will partner with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to test a new model for providing Medicare-Medicaid enrollees with a more coordinated, person-centered care experience.

Under the demonstration, also called the "Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative," Illinois and CMS will contract with health plans to coordinate the delivery of and be accountable for all covered Medicare and Medicaid services for participating Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. 

Key Dates

February 22, 2013 - CMS and Illinois sign MOU

March 1, 2014 - Start of opt-in enrollment

June 1, 2014 - Start of passive enrollment

More information from CMS:

Information for Plans:

Information for Beneficiaries and Providers

Information from the State of Illinois:

Funding Support