Parents who have at least one Medicaid or CHIP-enrolled child can be excellent parent mentors by assisting other parents with the health coverage application and renewal process. They can also provide guidance on identifying medical and dental homes and community pharmacies for children, provide assistance and referrals to successfully address social determinants of children’s health, and act as a liaison between the families and the state. This webinar details the parent mentor approach, which is helping to close the remaining gap between the eligible children who are insured and those who are not. The discussion, guided by Dr. Glenn Flores, Chief Research Officer and Director of the Health Services Research Institute at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, outlines data-driven insight into proven strategies and best practices for engaging parent mentors in Medicaid and CHIP outreach and enrollment activities.
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.