Medicaid & CHIP Coverage Renewal Reminder

May 10, 2023

Due to a change in federal law that took effect on April 1, 2023, Medicaid recipients must complete annual renewals to maintain coverage. This is a change from rules put in place during the pandemic which allowed individuals to remain enrolled on Medicaid even if they became ineligible based on regular eligibility criteria, except in rare circumstances. 

No one will automatically lose coverage without the opportunity to complete a renewal or update their case. Renewal dates are unique to each individual and can be found by visiting DHS’ website at All Medicaid recipients must go through a renewal process in the next 12 months to determine if they are still eligible. By completing their renewal on time, Medicaid recipients can either maintain Medicaid coverage or be directly connected to affordable coverage through Pennie®, Pennsylvania’s health and dental insurance marketplace, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) if they have children under age 19. Even if a person does not think they are eligible for Medicaid anymore, completing their renewal is essential to avoiding a disruption in coverage or care. 

Visit, to learn how this change may affect you, check your renewal date, and submit your renewal online. 

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