Medicaid annual renewals are back.
More than 1.4 million Missourians have health care coverage through Medicaid and could be impacted by the return of annual renewals. Since the federal public health emergency was declared in March 2020, states have been barred from removing enrollees from Medicaid, but the pause on conducting eligibility redeterminations ended April 1.
What does this mean for Missouri Medicaid recipients?
Missourians could lose health coverage because they are no longer eligible for Medicaid. For example, if they now make too much money to qualify, they could be disenrolled.
Others who continue to be eligible could lose coverage because of procedural errors, such as failing to return proper paperwork. Missouri is working to limit those types of disenrollments to ensure all qualified Missourians remain covered.
Answers to more frequently asked questions can be found here.
What do I need to do to remain enrolled in Medicaid?
- Update your mailing address. To report a change in your address, visit mydss.mo.gov.
- Subscribe for email updates about renewals at mydss.mo.gov/renew.
- Watch for an important letter about your health care coverage between May 2023 and April 2024 from the Family Support Division. You can check the annual renewal timeline to find out when you should expect to get your letter. This letter will tell you what, if anything, you need to do next. If a response is required, make sure to submit it by the deadline so you do not risk losing your health care coverage.
- Missouri will launched an online portal for Medicaid participants to access information about the timing of their renewals, and how far along the state is in terms of processing their information.