Take steps to keep you and your family insured in case you’re no longer eligible for pandemic-related health care coverage.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people who no longer were eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) could keep their coverage. However, continuous CHIP coverage ends in May, and some states will start to disenroll people from Medicaid on April 1.

Here’s what you can do ensure you receive health care benefits you’re entitled to:

Make sure Medicaid has your current contact information. Log into your account online or call your state Medicaid program. Medicaid.gov lists a customer service number for each state at the bottom of this page.

Watch your mail. The process and timetable for disenrolling people no longer eligible for Medicaid differs by state. Always promptly open communications from Medicaid.

Complete and return re-enrollment forms. If you receive a re-enrollment form from Medicaid, complete and return it promptly. If you lose your Medicaid coverage because you don’t return the form in time, you will have to re-apply.

Explore the health insurance marketplace if you’re no longer eligible for Medicaid or CHIP. A special open enrollment period began March 31 for people losing pandemic-related health insurance coverage. Visit Healthcare.gov to learn more.

Questions? Email PHA’s treatment access program or call 301-565-3004 x758.