Tailored Plan Launch is Delayed
NC Medicaid will delay Tailored Plan Launch beyond October 2023. A new launch date has not been announced.
More information can be found 
Learn about Tailored Plan here

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Medicaid expansion will no longer launch Oct. 1 as the North Carolina General Assembly failed to take needed action to meet that date. A new launch date will be announced following the needed legislative action, but it will not be Oct. 1.
For more information, please view the press release from NCDHHS.


Tailored Plans - Information for Members

Medicaid Members Information

Tailored Plans are specifically designed to serve the complex needs of individuals with significant behavioral health disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and traumatic brain injury — populations Trillium and all other LME/MCOs have long served. The Tailored Plans will also serve uninsured individuals currently receiving state-funded services, regardless of their diagnosis.

Some members will remain in Medicaid Direct; please follow any instructions in the letters you will get later this year.

What is Medicaid Direct

Tailored Plan Information Session

Live, Virtual Information Session for Members & Recipients
The remaining sessions are postponed

For Members

  • Choosing a PCP, How to change PCP, and Auto-enrollment
  • Requesting a new Medicaid card or other materials; How to receive information
  • New providers and services for individuals with Medicaid coverage
  • Open Question & Answer

What to expect when the Trillium Tailored Plan launches?

While Trillium currently coordinates services for behavioral health and intellectual/developmental disability needs, with the launch of the Trillium Tailored Plan, we will have broader capabilities to serve members including physical health care and pharmacy needs.

With the launch of the Trillium Tailored Plan, we will start exciting new programs and embrace whole-person care. Here are a few changes you will see:

  • New terms, including Medicaid members and State-funded recipients; there will be separate handbooks for members and recipients to review appropriate information and requirements.
  • Our Member and Recipient Services will be available on Saturdays as well as Monday through Friday.
  • We will help schedule Non-Emergency Medical Transportation for members to get to doctors appointments
  • The launch of our 24-hour Behavioral Health Crisis Line and Nurse Line.
  • New benefits listed on our website for physical health care and pharmacy services.
  • Transition to 1915(i) from the 1915(b) waiver, including modifications to existing services and new benefits.
  • An updated provider directory that will include physical health care providers.
  • New value-added and in lieu (pronounced “loo”) of services that are created by Trillium and approved by NCDHHS to uniquely meet the needs of our populations.
  • NC Medicaid Ombudsman program where you get help with questions and issues. An ombudsman is an impartial (fair) third party who can help answer questions and resolve issues.
  • New ways to improve your well-being through health promotion materials (such as diabetes resources), population health initiatives, and a tobacco cession program to stop smoking.
  • A shift from care coordination to Tailored Care Management where a care manager works with you and a team of medical professionals and approved family members or other caregivers to consider your unique health-related needs and find the services you need in your community.


Medicaid members do not need to do anything at this time. We will soon start sharing opportunities for members to learn about changes to procedures, new services available, and what to expect. This will include information sessions and opportunities to ask questions.

Please follow these pages, sign up to receive our emails, and let your care manager know if you would like to opt in to receive text messages.

Members will be able to request transition to the Tailored Plan if they have been placed on the Standard Plan and choose to be served by the Tailored Plan. Members who use certain services for their developmental disability, mental illness, traumatic brain injury, or substance use disorder (for example, need access to State-funded or B3 services, are on Innovations Waiver, OR are on the Innovations waiting list) may choose to follow the directions in the letter and ask to be served through the Tailored Plan. Forms to request to stay with the Tailored Plan can also be found on the enrollment broker’s website.

The Enrollment Broker’s call center will be open for the Tailored Plans soon::

  • Phone: 1-833-870-5500 (TTY: 1-833-870-5588)
    Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday

Please visit NCMedicaidPlans.gov for more information.


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