(Blackwood, NJ) – During the COVID-19 health crisis, Medicaid recipients were able to keep their coverage for an extended period. After the federal government ended the immediate health emergency on May 11, 2023, a process called Medicaid redetermination began, which is a yearly process of ensuring those receiving Medicaid or CHIP are still qualified for the programs.
“Medicaid redetermination helps to make sure that Medicaid and CHIP remain strong programs and can serve those who need it most,” said Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services. “But this process means that some recipients may no longer be eligible and in turn, can lose their health coverage. It is crucial that all recipients reevaluate the qualifications to ensure that they will not be left without a plan when it comes to their healthcare.”
If you have coverage through Medicaid, or if your children are covered by CHIP, you must take actions now to keep your coverage, or to move to another type of health insurance.
If you cannot renew your Medicaid plan, see if your job offers coverage.
-Ask your employer if you can get healthcare coverage at work
-Choose the plan that is best for you
-Enroll within 60 days of when your Medicaid plan ends
If your job does not offer a healthcare plan, you can buy one:
-Visit healthcare.gov or call 1.800.318.2596
-Find out if you can get financial aid for your plan
-Use doctors in your network to save money on your plan
For additional detailed information, please visit: Understanding Medicaid redetermination and eligibility requirements in 2023 | healthinsurance.org