The prevalence of dental disease and tooth loss is disproportionately higher among people with lower income levels, largely due to inadequate access to care. Additionally, more than 6 million school hours are lost each year due to dental issues. All children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP are covered for dental services—including check-ups, x-rays, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, fillings, and more, but many parents are unaware of these benefits or how to connect with dentists who accept Medicaid and CHIP. This webinar convened oral health experts who discussed strategies to promote the dental benefits covered under Medicaid and CHIP and opportunities to connect children and families to coverage.
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.