Renewing Your Medicaid Coverage
Resources to help you prepare for a return to annual renewals
Annual Medicaid Renewals are back.
During the pandemic, Congress changed the rules to allow for continuous coverage protections for Medicaid enrollees. This helped people keep their health coverage without needing to re-enroll during a tough and uncertain time in our country. But as soon as April 1st, 2023, states can begin reviewing the eligibility of every person enrolled in Medicaid in the state again and drop coverage for those who no longer qualify or do not provide updated information. There are a few things you can do now to prepare for the unwinding of these protections.
Important action steps.
These two, simple action steps are critical for all Medicaid enrollees to take to keep your Medicaid coverage, no matter where you live.
- Ensure that your state Medicaid program has your up-to-date contact information and home address so that you don’t miss any important communications about the renewal process from your state Medicaid agency.
- Keep an eye out for any communications from your state Medicaid program or health plan regarding important steps to renew your coverage. This includes emails, letters, phone calls, texts, and website announcements.
Your Medicaid Agency
For help updating your information and finding your renewal date [if applicable] visit [Medicaid/State Medicaid Program website].
Check out Healthcare.gov
Not everyone currently enrolled in [Medicaid/State Medicaid Program] will continue to qualify for coverage. If you do lose your Medicaid coverage, you may be eligible for a new Special Enrollment Period that allows individuals and families to enroll in Marketplace coverage outside of annual Open Enrollment. You can go to healthcare.gov for more information.
Share your Medicaid Story
It is important that key [STATE] policymakers hear how Medicaid has helped you get and stay healthy. If you are one of the millions of people who benefitted from these protections over the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic, please share your story at act.fightcancer.org/a/your-voice-your-medicaid-unwinding-story. We would like to know how having stable access to health care over the past three years impacted you and your loved ones.
For more information, visit fightcancer.org/unwinding.