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.

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Celebrating 25 Years of the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Celebrating 25 Years of the Children’s Health Insurance Program

A quarter century after its passage, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a resounding success, due to the hard work and partnership of the states and numerous stakeholders with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This has resulted in millions of children and families enrolling in quality, affordable health coverage and getting the comprehensive health care that help children thrive.

Before CHIP was enacted, 10 million children, or 15 percent of all children, were uninsured. Twenty-five years later, because of CHIP the number of uninsured children has dropped 70% to roughly 3 million children in 2021, or 3.7 percent of all children. In FY 2020, approximately 9.1 million children were enrolled in CHIP.

Check out our fact sheet to learn more about CHIP at 25!

Other resources:

Current & Upcoming Observances:

  • National Immunization Awareness Month (August)
  • Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month (August)
  • National Health Center Week (August 7 – 13)
  • Children’s Health Day (August 13) 

Stay Connected with the Campaign

  • Share our Campaign materials. Our ever-growing, multi-lingual Outreach Tool Library features a variety of targeted resources to use in your outreach and enrollment efforts, available in multiple formats.
  • Contact us. To get more involved with the Campaign, contact us via email at ConnectingKids@cms.hhs.gov.
  • Follow the Campaign on Twitter. Remember to re-tweet or share our messages from @IKNGov with your social network and be sure to use our #Enroll365 and #KidsEnroll hashtags in your posts.

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