As concerns surrounding COVID-19 decrease, states are reviewing individual eligibility for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). States will use the information they have to decide if you or your family member(s) still qualify for Medicaid or CHIP coverage. If the state needs more information from you to make a coverage decision, they’ll send you a renewal letter in the mail. For details, check your Medicaid notice or contact the State Medicaid Office at: https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/.
Here are some things you can do to prepare for the renewal process:
-Update your contact information - Make sure the state has your current mailing address, phone number, email, or other contact information so they can contact you about your Medicaid or CHIP coverage.
-Check your mail - The 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.
-Complete your renewal form (if you get one) - Fill out the form and return it to the 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. Many 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: https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/
If you’re eligible, you may be able to sign up for Medicare or change your current Medicare coverage. Get started with Medicare: https://www.medicare.gov/basics/get-started-with-medicare
For More Help
Contact the state Medicaid office for more information.
Call the Marketplace Call Center at 800-318-2596 to get details about Marketplace coverage.
TTY users can call 855-889-4325.