The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced nine new grant awards under the Helping Ensure Access for Little Ones, Toddlers and Hopeful Youth by Keeping Insurance Delivery Stable Act of 2018 (HEALTHY KIDS Act) Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreements funding opportunity. The grant awards will fund outreach and enrollment strategies aimed at educating American Indian and Alaska Native Children families about the availability of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and directly assisting families with the application and renewal process. Total funding for the 9 cooperative agreement awards is just under $6 million.
Renew your Medicaid or CHIP coverage
As COVID-19 becomes less of a threat, states will restart yearly Medicaid and 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. Go to Medicaid.gov/renewals, find a link to your state Medicaid office and confirm your contact information is up-to-date.