Organizations, navigators and others helping to enroll families in health insurance play an important role connecting eligible, but unenrolled children who need health care coverage, to Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). And while enrollment in these programs is open year-round, some families may learn about their eligibility during Marketplace Open Enrollment – as this is a time of the year when attention to health coverage is high. Experts involved in recent Marketplace campaigns discussed strategies to promote Medicaid and CHIP during the Marketplace Open Enrollment period.
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.