5-2024

Managed care organization (MCO) enrollment changes become effective based on the date the MCO change is requested and processed in relation to state cutoff. Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) uses state cutoff charts to determine the enrollment effective date for the member’s MCO change. The state cutoff date is not always on the same day every month, but it typically occurs mid-month.

MCO changes processed on or before the state cutoff date for a given calendar month become effective the first day of the following calendar month. MCO changes processed after the state cutoff date for a given calendar month become effective the first day of the second calendar month following the month in which a plan change was processed. 

Examples:

Cutoff Date – Nov. 17

  • The member requests an MCO change on Nov. 1. The enrollment effective date for the receiving MCO is Dec. 1.
  • The member requests an MCO change on Nov. 18. The enrollment effective date for the receiving MCO is Jan. 1.

Use the following chart to help determine the member’s MCO enrollment effective date.

2024 Cutoff Dates

Month and YearHHSC Cutoff
January 2024Thursday Jan. 18, 2024
February 2024Thursday Feb. 15, 2024
March 2024Thursday March 14, 2024
April 2024Wednesday April 17, 2024
May 2024Thursday May 16, 2024
June 2024Thursday June 13, 2024
July 2024Thursday July 18, 2024
August 2024Thursday Aug. 15, 2024
September 2024Thursday Sept. 12, 2024
October 2024Thursday Oct. 17, 2024
November 2024Thursday Nov. 14, 2024
December 2024Thursday Dec. 12, 2024

2023 Cutoff Dates

Month and YearHHSC Cutoff
January 2023Tuesday Jan. 18, 2023
February 2023Tuesday Feb. 15, 2023
March 2023Thursday March 16, 2023
April 2023Thursday April 13, 2023
May 2023Tuesday May 18, 2023
June 2023Thursday June 15, 2023
July 2023Thursday July 18, 2023
August 2023Thursday Aug. 17, 2023
September 2023Thursday Sept. 14, 2023
October 2023Tuesday Oct. 18, 2023
November 2023Tuesday Nov. 16, 2023
December 2023Thursday Dec. 14, 2023

2022 Cutoff Dates

Month and YearHHSC Cutoff
January 2022Tuesday Jan. 18, 2022
February 2022Tuesday Feb. 15, 2022
March 2022Thursday March 17, 2022
April 2022Thursday April 14, 2022
May 2022Tuesday May 17, 2022
June 2022Thursday June 16, 2022
July 2022Thursday July 14, 2022
August 2022Thursday Aug. 18, 2022
September 2022Thursday Sept. 15, 2022
October 2022Tuesday Oct. 18, 2022
November 2022Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022
December 2022Thursday Dec. 15, 2022

2021 Cutoff Dates

Month and YearHHSC Cutoff
January 2021Thursday Jan. 14, 2021
February 2021Thursday Feb. 11, 2021
March 2021Thursday March 18, 2021
April 2021Thursday April 15, 2021
May 2021Thursday May 13, 2021
June 2021Thursday June 17, 2021
July 2021Thursday July 15, 2021
August 2021Wednesday Aug. 18, 2021
September 2021Wednesday Sept. 15, 2021
October 2021Thursday Oct. 14, 2021
November 2021Wednesday Nov. 17, 2021
December 2021Wednesday Dec. 15, 2021