Yes, you must reapply for Medicaid health coverage each year. But don’t worry, it’s a simple process. 

What is Medicaid insurance?

First, a quick reminder: Medicaid is a government-sponsored program that provides health insurance coverage to low-income families. Medicaid offers complimentary or low-cost healthcare and is administered by the Department of Human & Health Services. 

Your eligibility for Medicaid coverage depends on your household income. And children, adults, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities can all qualify for Medicaid insurance. Currently, Medicaid covers 25 percent of all children, 21 percent of low-income adults, and 60 percent of nursing home residents in the United States.  

If you are among the 50 million Americans who would remain uninsured if Medicaid coverage did not exist, then you must remember to reapply for this insurance each year. 

How to reapply for Medicaid protection

Are you concerned about reapplying? Don’t worry! It will be a quick and straightforward process. Due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you can now apply for CHIP (Children Health Insurance Program), Medicaid, and Obamacare insurance all through the Marketplace. When you fill out an application for the Marketplace plan, you’ll learn not only what ACA programs are available in your region and what their premiums are but also whether or not you’re eligible for Medicaid.

If you already have a Medicaid plan and want to re-enlist, you’ll need to reapply to ensure your eligibility every year. Also, you must have all the information about your household size and income on hand to begin the process. Eligibility requirements for Medicaid coverage also vary from state to state. Please keep in mind that changes in your income or household composition may impact your eligibility for Medicaid health insurance.

When should you reapply for Medicaid?

Remember that you can apply for CHIP or Medicaid coverage at any time of year, not just during the Open Enrollment Period. 

Are you prepared to begin the process of reapplying for Medicaid coverage? Or are you wondering if you qualify for Medicaid? In either case, can help. You can learn more about CHIP, Medicaid, and how to apply for these programs by clicking here. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our customer representative team at (855) 913-1570.