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Renew Your Medicaid or CHIP Coverage

As COVID-19 becomes less of a threat, states will restart yearly Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility reviews. This means your state will use the information they have to decide if you or your family member(s) still qualify for Medicaid or CHIP coverage. If your state needs more information from you to make a coverage decision, they’ll send you a renewal letter in the mail.

Get ready to renew now

Here are some things you can do to prepare for the renewal process:

  1. Update your contact information - Make sure your state has your current mailing address, phone number, email, or other contact information. This way, they’ll be able to contact you about your Medicaid or CHIP coverage.
  2. Check your mail - Your state will mail you a letter about your coverage. This letter will let you know if you need to complete a renewal form to see if you still qualify for Medicaid or CHIP.
  3. Complete your renewal form (if you get one) - Fill out the form and return it to your state right away to help avoid a gap in your coverage.

If you no longer qualify for Medicaid or CHIP

You may be able to buy a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace®, and get help paying for it. Marketplace plans are:

  • 4 out of 5 enrollees can find plans that cost less than $10 a month.
  • Plans cover things like prescription drugs, doctor visits, urgent care, hospital visits, and more.

Explore Marketplace plans and savings

For More Help

  • Contact your state Medicaid office for more information about Medicaid or CHIP renewal. You can find links to state contacts below.
  • Call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 to get details about Marketplace coverage. TTY users can call 1-855-889-4325.
     

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Select your state to get Medicaid enrollment information. You can also scroll down to find your state’s contact information.

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Medicaid & CHIP in

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Explore key characteristics of Medicaid and CHIP in , including documents and information relevant to how the programs have been implemented by within federal guidelines.

has expanded coverage to low-income adults.

As of December 2019, has enrolled 985,201 individuals in Medicaid and CHIP — a net increase of 57.29% since the first Marketplace Open Enrollment Period and related Medicaid program changes in October 2013. has adopted one or more of the targeted enrollment strategies outlined in guidance CMS issued on May 17, 2013, designed to facilitate enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP.

In federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019, voluntarily reported 15 of 22 frequently reported health care quality measures in the CMS Medicaid/CHIP Child Core Set. These counts do not include the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Health Plan Survey 5.0H – Child Version Including Medicaid and Children with Chronic Conditions Supplemental Items (CPC-CH) or the Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI-CH) measures. voluntarily reported 15 of 24 frequently reported health care quality measures in the CMS Medicaid Adult Core Set. These counts do not include the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Health Plan Survey 5.0H, Adult Version (Medicaid) (CPA-AD) measure.

More detailed information and source references are available on each of these topics.