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Until recently, you could keep your Medicaid coverage with automatic renewals because of the COVID-19 public health emergency. This was known as continuous Medicaid coverage. Now, because of a new federal law, states are returning to normal renewal processes beginning in 2023.
Learn how the end of continuous Medicaid coverage in Texas may impact you and your family.
We can help you understand how to stay covered.
As the Texas Medicaid redetermination process gets underway, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is reviewing the eligibility of some 5.9 million recipients who have been receiving Medicaid throughout the pandemic. If this is you, be on the lookout for a renewal notice and instructions from HHS.
The top of the notice says, “Form 1809: Retest all Continuous Medicaid Population.” It will include your case number at the top. The form will explain how to complete your renewal, which you must do to keep your Medicaid coverage.
If you are uncertain whether this redetermination (also called an “unwinding”) affects you or are wondering “How do I check my Medicaid status in Texas?”, you can call HHS at 800-252-8263, 2-1-1 or 877-541-7905. Or visit the YourTexasBenefits.com.
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If you lose your Medicaid coverage, you will qualify for a special enrollment period. During this limited window of time, you can find replacement coverage on the ACA health insurance Marketplace.
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If you need to complete your renewal to keep receiving Medicaid benefits, Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) may send you a renewal notice. The notice will come in a yellow envelope that says “Action Required.” It’s important to update your contact information with HHS so you continue to receive important notices and updates.
You may receive a notice from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). At the top of the notice, it will say, “Form 1809: Retest all Continuous Medicaid Population.” It will include your case number at the top.
To verify your eligibility and keep receiving Medicaid benefits, you may need to give more information or complete a renewal packet. In Texas, the form you may receive with a request for information is the H1020, Request for Information or Action form. If you receive this form, it’s time to renew your benefits. Follow the instructions on the form and be sure to respond by the deadline listed.
Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) has an online tool to help you learn about your Medicaid eligibility.