If you or a family member currently have Medicaid or CHIP health coverage, listen up! It's important to know that states will soon be resuming Medicaid and CHIP eligibility reviews. This means that some folks with Medicaid or CHIP could get kicked off those programs, but don't worry, there are options.
First, make sure your contact information is up to date with your state. They need to be able to reach you about your Medicaid or CHIP coverage.
Next, keep an eye on your mailbox. Your state will be sending you a letter about your coverage and whether or not you need to complete a renewal form to see if you still qualify. If you do, fill it out ASAP to avoid any gaps in your coverage.
If you or your family member no longer qualify for Medicaid or CHIP, there's still hope. You can check out Marketplace plans through HealthCare.gov. These plans are affordable (4 out of 5 enrollees can find plans that cost less than $10 a month!) and comprehensive, covering things like prescriptions, doctor visits, urgent care, and hospital stays.
Make sure to include all your household and income information when you apply for Marketplace coverage, and be sure to get in touch with your state Medicaid office or visit Medicaid.gov for more information about renewal. You can also call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 to get all the details about Marketplace coverage. TTY users can call 1-855-889-4325.
Stay informed, and don't let your health coverage lapse!