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Medicaid Is Changing: Here’s What You Need to Do If You Have It

By Twill Care Editors
April 04, 2023

If you have Medicaid or government health insurance, you’ll need to take important action soon. Within the next year, all Medicaid members will have to renew their benefits.

People with Medicaid were required to do this every year before the COVID-19 pandemic. That was put on pause for the past few years, but the process is going back to the way it used to be. Renewing is required each year, starting now.

Who’s eligible for Medicaid is changing too. Unfortunately, about 5.3 million to 14.2 million people may lose their Medicaid coverage over the next 18 months. Things like job changes, family size changes, and address changes can affect eligibility. Renewing ensures that your request to keep your insurance will be considered.

To renew, you’ll need to submit a form with updated contact information, and documents to your Medicaid provider. How to submit that info and what documents to submit depends on your state and plan. Look out for information in your mail or email with instructions.

Make sure your Medicaid insurance company has your current contact information, so you don’t miss any mail or calls from them. See this list of links for updating your info in each state.

Contact your state Medicaid agency for more information. There’s a directory at Medicaid.gov.