Due to the recent end of the COVID-19 public health emergency, millions of Americans have lost their Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) health coverage over the past few months.
Medicaid and CHIP provide the largest access to health coverage in the country to millions of Americans. Because of the pandemic, Medicaid and CHIP recipients were automatically reenrolled in their health coverage for the last three years. Since the COVID-19 public health emergency has ended, participants enrolled in Medicaid will have their eligibility for coverage reevaluated for the first time since March 2020.
To help prepare for the renewal process recipients should:
- Update your contact information – Be sure your state has your current mailing address, phone number, email, or other contact information. Providing this information will make it easier for you to be contacted about your Medicaid or CHIP coverage.
- Make sure to check your mail – Mostly likely your state will send you a letter about your coverage. This notice will tell you if you need to complete a renewal form to confirm your eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP.
- Renewal form (if you receive one) – Complete and return it to your state as soon as possible to avoid a gap in your coverage.
Learn more here: Renew Your Medicaid or CHIP Coverage | Medicaid