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Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities (MBIWD)

Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities (MBIWD)

MBIWD is an Ohio Medicaid program that provides health care coverage to working Ohioans with disabilities. 

Historically, people with disabilities were often discouraged from working because their earnings made them ineligible for Medicaid coverage. MBIWD was created to enable Ohioans with disabilities to work and still keep their health care coverage.

Eligibility for MBIWD  

To qualify for MBIWD, a person must:

  • Be 16 to 64 years old;
  • Be disabled as per the Social Security Administration (SSA) or as determined by Ohio Medicaid (DDA Process) or eligible under the MBIWD medically improved category;
  • Be employed in paid work (includes part-time and full-time work);
  • Pay a premium (if applicable);
  • Meet certain basic requirements & financial criteria. 


Monthly premiums are required for those eligible for MBIWD with an annual gross income greater than 150% of the federal poverty level (FPL).

To obtain and maintain health coverage, the full amount of the premium must be received by the due date or it will be considered non-payment. 

For more information on Medicaid Premiums, click here.

For more information on Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities (MBIWD), click here.

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