States will be deciding over the next 12 months whether patients covered under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will continue to be eligible for coverage. To receive eligibility packets, families must update their personal information through their state’s Medicaid agency by calling the office, visiting online or filling out a renewal form by mail.
Patients and families must contact their state’s Medicaid office to make sure they have their updated address, email, phone number and any recent name changes for themselves or a family member.
Before the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) that was declared in 2020, Medicaid would send Medicaid members an eligibility renewal form in the mail around the same time every year. During the COVID-19 PHE, renewals were not required, and members would only lose coverage if they requested to close, were deceased, or moved out of state. This meant that states were required to continue Medicaid coverage for members, even if their eligibility changed. Since Medicaid coverage could not be ended, the eligibility renewal was not required.
The amount of time it takes to process a renewal depends on if the application is complete and the type of Medicaid program. If your renewal form is complete and you have turned in all the required information, and you have not heard you’re your state’s Medicaid office in 30 days, please contact the office listed on your renewal form.
Find more information at the official state websites:
Together, we will help ensure that you and your family continues to get the health care coverage that’s needed.