SB 1092 Legislative Directive Waiver Proposal

At the direction of the Arizona State Legislature and upon CMS approval, AHCCCS is proposing to implement the following requirements for “able-bodied adults” receiving Medicaid services:

  • The requirement for all able-bodied adults to become employed or actively seeking employment or attend school or a job training program.
  • The requirement for able-bodied adults to verify on a monthly basis compliance with the work requirements and any changes in family income.
  • The authority for AHCCCS to ban an eligible person from enrollment for one year if the eligible person knowingly failed to report a change in family income or made a false statement regarding compliance with the work requirements.
  • The authority for AHCCCS to limit lifetime coverage for all able-bodied adults to five years except for certain circumstances.

Senate Bill 1092 was passed during the First Regular Session of 2015. The legislation requires the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) to apply the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) by March 30 of each year for a waiver or amendments to the current Section 1115 Waiver to allow the State to implement new eligibility requirements for “able-bodied adults”.

SB 1092 Waiver Amendment Request Public Notice

AHCCCS is hosting community meetings across the state to provide the public with information about the upcoming Waiver submittal. These sessions will also provide the opportunity for AHCCCS to hear from stakeholders, including members and their families, advocates and providers. Space is limited so RSVP is required.


Public Forum Locations Dates
Ability360 – Nina Mason Pulliam Conference Center
5025 E Washington St, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Session 1: Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Session 2: Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Conference call-in number: 1-877-820-7831
Participant Passcode: 992862
Phoenix (Tribal Consultation)
Native Health – 2nd Floor Conference Room
4041 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Conference call-in number: 1-877 820-7831
Participant Passcode: 108903
Banner University Medical Center
South Campus— LaGleria Conference Room
2800 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, 85713
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Conference call-in number: 1-877-820-7831
Participant Passcode: 992862
Flagstaff Medical Center – McGee Auditorium
1200 N. Beaver St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Date: Monday, January 30, 2017
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Conference call-in number: 1-877-820-7831
Participant Passcode: 992862

The public had the opportunity to review and comment on the proposal in person at public forums throughout the State and in writing via e-mail to or mail to:

c/o Office of Intergovernmental Relations
801 E. Jefferson Street, MD 4200
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Public comments were accepted through March 29, 2017.