Don’t risk a gap in your Medicaid or CHIP coverage. Get ready to renew now.
Your renewal may have been on pause due to the COVID19 pandemic, but it’s making a comeback. Be sure your state knows your current address so you receive your renewal letter.
Do you or a family member currently have health coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)? If so, you may soon need to take steps to find out if you can continue your coverage.
Medicaid eligibility renewals were paused during the COVID-19 pandemic but are re-starting soon. This means that almost everyone on Medicaid in the US will need to renew their eligibility at some point between now and May 2024.
In March 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) temporarily waived certain Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) requirements and conditions. The easing of these rules helped prevent people with Medicaid and CHIP—in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories—from losing their health coverage during the pandemic.
However, states will soon be required to restart Medicaid and CHIP eligibility reviews.
According to some estimates, when states resume these reviews, up to 15 million people could lose their current Medicaid or CHIP coverage through a process called “unwinding.”