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Continuous Eligibility

Effective January 1, 2024, states are required to provide 12 months of continuous eligibility (CE) for children under the age of 19 in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  Section 5112 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA, 2023) amended titles 1902(e)(12) and 2107(e)(1) of the Social Security Act to add this requirement.  Previously, states had the option to provide children with 12 months of continuous coverage under CHIP and Medicaid.

SHO Letter and FAQs

CMS State Health Official Letter 23-004

FAQs on Non-Payment of Premiums: Continuous Eligibility September 2023 State Health Official Letter Follow Up

All-State Call Recording and Slides

CMS All-State Call Slides

CMS All-State Call Recording